Wow. Something About That turned TWO last week!
Like all bloggers, I’ve learned a lot along the way, especially when it comes to photography. There’s still so much for me to learn as time goes on when it comes to blogging, but I feel as though if it wasn’t for a friend of mine telling me about web hosting services and recommending I checked out something like Hostgator deals at productexpert.in, I wouldn’t even be able to say I knew anything about blogging. So I am grateful for that. But I am always willing to lean new things daily. You learn more about yourself too when you become a blogger, so for a laugh, here’s my first outfit post.
Blogging is a hobby and a creative outlet for me, but more importantly, it’s made me realize some important things about myself.
When I was growing up, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I took some general courses in University and got my B.A. Shortly after graduating, I landed a Customer Service role at a less-than-glamorous promotional products supplier, but it led me to a much better job in the same industry several months later.
I started at my current company in a sales support role, but was later promoted. This new role was much more sales focused and I was given my own portfolio of clients to manage. There was a lot to learn when I started this role, but I was up for the challenge. I was eager to succeed and excited to learn. All and all, I’ve been quite successful!
Everything was going well, but somehow, I started to lose my “spark.” Sure, I was still doing a good job, but I lost the excitement and passion I used to have. The days used to fly by, but they started to slow down. Almost every client request started to irritate me and I began dreading the work week every Sunday. I hoped that a vacation was all I needed, but even after a few weeks off at Christmas, I still felt unmotivated.
I thought it was time to look for another job…but I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was scared to leave and regret my decision, because I know not all companies offer the same great atmosphere, team and flexibility.
Now…why does this relate at all to my blog? Over the last couple of years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve rediscovered my creative side, which I pushed away over a decade ago.
When I was younger, I considered myself a creative person. I was known for my cartooning (I was a total pro at drawing Simpson’s characters) and loved to express myself through artistic means. In high school, I stopped expressing myself creatively and began to focus on other subject areas. I wasn’t necessarily interested in these other subjects, but I figured if I studied science or geography that I’d end up more “successful.”
Since starting this blog, I’ve come to discover that I love having a creative outlet, building a brand and creating beautiful things – photography, design, story boards, hand lettering, etc.
You know what? There’s a lot of people out there that are successful and creative. Through some Googling and research, I found a program at a community college that sounded perfect for me: web design. The program teaches students how to create and design websites, focusing on back and front end development. My new career plan will start to take shape as I dive into the program, but I love the idea of working with clients to make beautiful websites!
The program starts in two weeks and runs until mid-August. I’m in my last week of work, which is a bit hard to believe. Leaving will be bittersweet, but I’m very excited to take my career into a different direction.
Photography by Jeff
What I’m Wearing:
Jacket – LOFT (Similar)
Tank – Old Navy (Same)
Jeans – AG jeans (Similar)
Purse – Elliott Lucca via Town Shoes (Same)
Sneakers – New Balance via Town Shoes (Same)