February 22, 2018
There are many reasons people change jobs or make a move to advance their career.
For me, it’s grad school.
Come June (if all goes well) I will have my Masters Degree in Mass Communications with a Specialization in Public Relations from the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
I know, it’s a mouth full.
Working towards this degree has brought me so much more than just a new career path. It’s shown me, and taught me, a lot about who I am as a person and as a professional.
It made me realize who I was and who I want to be – and I’m making it happen.
With the push for all things digital, I realized I couldn’t stand still and let this exciting time pass me by. I wanted to be a part of the action and help other local businesses see their potential online.
Granted, Quadsimia is my employer and I’m supposed to say nice things about them; but in this case I really mean it. I’ve been here for going on seven weeks now and I feel like I’ve been here forever.
I am learning so much from my co-workers.
Like, a nice refresh in basic code: <b>This text is bold</b>
And how to make text a pretty Tomato color:
I’m also learning what it’s like to be accepted for me. I’m not afraid to give an idea, be silly, or say when I’m not a big fan of something. I’m sure this sounds fundamental, and in the past I thought I knew what this felt like, but until now I don’t think I really did.
They are teaching me and I’d like to think I am teaching them.
I had a client, for the first time in my career, tell me that they were impressed with me. I had no idea how to answer so I just said, “thank you, I appreciate it.” I called my career coach right after I left the office to make sure I said the right thing. She laughed and said I was fine, but she couldn’t believe this was first time I heard those words… either could I.
Now, don’t get me wrong, my career path in general has been amazing and I am so thankful for each and every opportunity I have ever had, but I finally feel complete.
I’m more calm, collected, and organized. Both at home and at the office. I have energy. I’m working out at night again (albeit in my basement) and I have renewed love for my treadmill and yoga mat.
If you think about it, we spend 40+ hours on average of our 110 hour awake time each week at work. Some of us more and some of us less, but in general, that’s a lot.
Some of us spend more time at work than we do with our families (I know I do between work and school).
Why not be happy and excited about what you’re doing and who your spending it with?