These photos will perhaps be the last rain we have for awhile...today it is snowing! You'd think after twenty two years I would be used to it by now but no, no I'm not. We've been far too spoilt this year and this is the first real snow we've had yet which is crazy to think. Usually we've had about 10 by this point!
Been starting in on job applications as of late. They one part scare the living #$%* outta me and another part excite me to pieces. I think with every one...this could be my ticket to NYC...this could change my life. Eventually after you've completed a few dozen you stop thinking that way, but there's still a part of me underneath all the logistics that loves to dream. I've apply to mostly social media, PR, and visual merchandising jobs which I feel like are my strong suits. I talked awhile back with a mentor at school whom I told I was willing to take just about anything that was thrown at me...But she said something really interesting to me.
Yes, she told me, it's important to not hold out for 'dream jobs' when applying for your first one. I'm not going to get my first pick at where I'd eventually love to be, and it's important for me to take an entry level job to build my skill set. BUT. That doesn't mean I should go after something I'm not good at/passionate about.
She saw in me that my strengths are more on the creative, visual side of things rather than the very stark and analytical aspects of planning and buying that I contemplated putting apps in for. She thought it was important that rather than spreading myself thin to a lot of jobs I'm maybe kind of good at, it's more important to focus on ones I can excel and advance the company & myself.
If you guys have any career advice for applying for and landing your first real job, I'd love to hear! I'm still learning and trying to find where my place in the corporate world will be and love to have insight and knowledge from others. x
With much love, Lauren.