For the past few weeks I’ve been running the Leap of Faith series. Why? Well, I was getting ready to take my own leap of faith, and needed a nudge in the right direction.
So what’s my big news? Well, today is my last day at my desk job. Wait, what?! Okay, okay here is my story – the abbreviated version (this post will be longer than usual, so hopefully you stay until the end when I share some super fun news).
In college I majored in Advertising (account track) with a minor in French. I chose advertising as a way to explore creativity and business. I minored in French because I’ve always loved the language and culture and knew I wanted to study abroad – which I did my junior year. Less than two weeks after graduation, I packed up my life in Dallas, made a pit stop back home in Chicago, and then moved to NYC to be an Assistant Account Executive at a large advertising agency (what I thought to be a dream job).
Soon after starting, I knew something wasn’t right. Honestly, I think I knew before I even accepted the job it wasn’t for me. I felt very pigeon-holed by my major, and thought that I had to take the first job that came my way. I felt very blessed to graduate with a job, but always knew In the back of my mind that it wasn’t the right fit. Soon after moving to NYC, I felt very lost in my day-to-day routine, and dreaded going to work in the morning, ultimately knowing I would go home every night unfulfilled.
One piece of advice that someone gave me was to look at your boss, and if you didn’t want to be where they are in a few years, then you should re-evaluate what you’re doing. I did this, and immediately panicked. I knew something had to change.
After months of deliberation, networking, blogging and late night phone calls to my parents, I stumbled across a great opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.
After a much needed European vacation next week, I will officially be an Associate of…
Insert SERIOUS happy dance.
I decided that life was entirely too short to not be doing what you love. I love weddings, social media, and marketing. I’ll be incorporating all of these passions while assisting Tamra. It’s still surreal to me that this is actually happening.
Talk about a leap of faith. I have no idea what my future holds in the long term, but my short-term plan is shaping to be pretty fabulous (and filled with cake, lots of cake).
No, I’m not starting my own company. Or running for President. Or writing the next Hunger Games Trilogy (well not yet anyways). But I am finally listening to the voice inside me that was screaming for a change, and I am taking a giant step in the direction of my dreams.
I hope that this series has inspired all of you to think about your passions in life, and how you want to live. The blogging world can be overwhelming at times when you feel like you’re surrounded by women who have it all. I take it all with a grain of salt, and realize that these women are successful because of their ambition, determination, work ethic and passion for what they do.
I can’t wait to keep you all updated on my life over the next few months, and I hope you all continue to stay on this blogging journey with me.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be galavanting around Europe for the next week or so, so stay tuned for some fabulous guest posts. xo