Although you may sometimes think there is a lack of talent in your networks, this is never the case. It is your sole responsibility to inspire, encourage and drive those around you to success. Failing to do so only confirms that you fall victim to that which you accuse others of. Change and greatness can be sparked everywhere, but bring it upon yourself to trigger it.
This summer, I’m re-organizing my entire resume, cover letter, and portfolio to solely demonstrate public relations, marketing, and other applicable skills. I wasn’t able to get the two main internships that I wanted this summer and that’s okay. I guess they weren’t a good fit for me but that gives me time to focus and brush up primarily in my field rather than general media experience. I used to think whatever opportunity arises, you should take it. I no longer think that’s the case. I’ve turned down interviews for “internships” I don’t quite see to be an invaluable experience for me personally. I really evaluate and see what it can do for me and what I can give. It may be a loss to give up an such an opportunity but focus on what you want rather than always what they set for you. I haven’t had much hands-on public relations experience than in a classroom setting. I really want that true professional learning experience and be able to observe its functions in a business environment.
I realized I’m very picky with internships and I became skeptical of unpaid internships after hearing stories of being used as “free” labor. I’m going to try nevertheless and if it doesn’t meet my expectations, I’ll determine from there on out. I’ll give a shot at it and see where it takes me or better yet where I’ll take it. Sometimes you have to try and not have the internship satisfy you because you make the best out of what you get. Play hard, work harder. Have some fun, but stay motivated and work diligently.
You can be aware of the trends, but never follow them. If all your time is spent trying to adjust to your surroundings, you’ll get lost in the crowd all the more easily. Success and greatness are constructed by trendsetters themselves, not those who latched on to what’s currently trending. Temptation to be influenced by those who you aspire to be like is easy, but no one finds their calling following in the footsteps of another.
I started looking further into MBA programs, graduate requirements/pre-requisites, and GRE/GMAT exams. The major thing I don’t feel prepared is solving equations. I’m so screwed; I took algebra in 10th grade. That was 5 years ago! (I’m serious. I was so happy to be done with algebra!) I got stumped taking the practice exams and I just gave up after a few tries. Maybe I should refresh while I’m an undergrad and take an algebra course and further advance into business calculus or something. I don’t know what I want to do. I’m still looking further into everything. I’m just not looking forward to math at all! I can’t, I just can’t. I’m gonna frustrate myself :(
When I look and see if this is the route I want to take, I do believe graduate school is an option for me. I really want to further advance my career and this would help me succeed at it. I want to be more marketable. I’m really going to need all the assistance I can get to make this happen. Talking to some graduates within my field, it’s uneasy for me to see how many are unemployed within their major. It’s great to see them have a job but like my previous post, “why keep a job that doesn’t teach you anything?” I don’t want to have to face that. I’m almost 21, and to be honest I don’t feel secure after graduation. Maybe I’m just worrying too much. But this is reality right?
Anonymous asked: Your response is a basic example of why you are perfect in my eyes. I am glad I could make your day. :) You make mine.
Haha well I’m glad :)
Anonymous asked: Yes you know me and we've talked. Thank you, I hope I get comfortable to come out as well. You may not see it, but you are perfection to me. You are goal oriented and know what you want in life. You are going to do great things! Plus you are really good looking which just makes you that much more attractive. :)
You’re right. I don’t see myself perfect at all. I have so many struggles I deal with, but I don’t let that get the best of me, or try not to. I appreciate your kind comments! You made my day, before I go off to work!
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That’s very sweet of you, thank you. I hope you have the courage to be comfortable with who you are, whoever you are.
Do I know you/talked to you before?
A bad job is like a bitchy girlfriend that gives bad head. Truthfully, the only reason you’re there is because it is the safest and easiest thing you know. Any job or relationship that allows for you to get comfortable should be avoided at all costs. The last scenario you could ever want is becoming like the rest of those miserable, 40-somethings faced with weekends of minivans and soccer practice.