Over the past few weeks, it’s really been hitting me that I’m going to graduate in just over a year…
That’s something that I never thought I would achieve. I thought that after living my life for others for so long that I’d given up on that dream of walking across the stage, taking President Davis by the hand and thinking, “I did it. I’m here.”
Just as quickly as I was struck by that thought, another occurred to me. What the hell am I going to do once I get out? So far, all I’ve known is going from job to job, making a little bit of money here and there but really only just enough to get by and survive. The closest I’ve ever had to obtaining a “career” would be the handful of years I’ve gained in being an assistant manager at a few stores, but nothing more than scheduling, handling bank deposits, and closing down/opening up a store.
So, it’s gotten me thinking. What exactly do I WANT to do? Where do I want to end up? What kind of work drives me to push harder and harder every day? Of course, it would have to be something that indulges my terrible need to be around people, tell stories, and write, but where do I even begin to look for jobs like that? With so many ‘job sites’ to forage through, it’s almost impossible to look at one thing clearly.
MUST HAVE AT LEAST 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE
LITTLE TO NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
Their brash and bold words strike against my screen, aching to break free and bombard me with far too much information.
Internships. That’s become step number one. If I am to start somewhere, it might as well be working with some of the great companies out there that strike out to find those brave, young souls looking for work within the industry, right?
So I’ve begun the research, the resume building, the required reading, and the recommended questioning because I am sick and tired of being a nothing, a nobody, and a speck within the world. I’m going to raise up my pen and paper and shout…
THIS IS ME
THIS IS WHY YOU NEED ME
I AM IMPORTANT
I am here.
It’s taken me many years to get to where I am now and I know many people out there struggle with the same self-doubt and voices whispering that you can’t do it.
Well I’m here to say you can.
I’m here to say you can persevere.
I’m here to say it’s absolutely possible.
Keep on keepin’ on,