The Big Reveal
Not long after I landed my very first job after college I realized it may not be the right one for me. The economy was at a low, and I was lucky enough to have found a job at all. I would complain and people would remind me that I needed to be thankful and to stick it out.
I graduated college with a degree in graphic design. I also graduated with the idea in my head that since this was my major I would have to land a job in my field. Turns out, I’m not sure if graphic design is my true passion. I love doing it on the side, designing invitations, blog headers, etc but as a full time career? I’m not sure anymore. I’ve realized that life is too short to be unhappy. You have the power to change the direction you’re going in. It lies in your hands you simply need to realize that and do whatever it takes to get what you want. I wanted to work for a company I was passionate about.
I’ve always been a little superstitious. 2010 is the year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac. That’s my year. On the day of the new year I looked at my horoscope for the upcoming year and wrote down what was in store. Career-wise here’s what it said.
“This year presents opportunities of your wildest imaginings, but you will need abundant self discipline to make them realities. Success is within your reach”
For some reason I thought that I would find a new job immediately after reading my horoscope. Not so much. It was full of ups and downs. Tears after hearing that I didn’t get the job that I had wanted so much. Picking yourself back up and brushing your shoulders off and getting right back on track.
Well friends, persistence and passion paid off. I landed the job of my dreams. I couldn’t be happier. It is true, things always do work out the way they’re supposed to. I didn’t get certain jobs, but that led me to this. I will be working for an amazing company with limitless opportunity. I know that this is where I was meant to be. I felt so welcomed during my interviews, and left feeling like there was no other place for me. This is my last week at my current job, then I start my new one next Monday. Something that makes it even better? It’s about a mile from my house. The best commute.
The same week I start, is the week of my 24th birthday. A new beginning and the perfect way to start off a new year. It feels so good to work so hard and see results. You can’t expect things to come your way easily, you’ve got to fight your way to the top but nothing beats the feeling when you reach your goals.
24 is going to be a good year :)