This week, I start a full-time position at Strella Social Media.
I’ve been searching for words of wisdom to pass on…
I could tell you that I have a great job, a great boss, and great clients, but then you might stop reading!
But, honestly, nothing can do justice to what my experience has been like working as a social media manager. As I sit here – typing away on my Ipad, which by the way, I would never have gotten if I didn’t have a job in social media, I’m still trying to find the right words.
From the beginning, this job has been a learning experience. I’ve had to prove that I can think on my feet, be creative, juggle a million little details and still get Rachel her non-fat, double shot, caramel latte in the morning. Ha, just kidding. She drinks regular coffee with “a little milk” and “a little sugar” and, fortunately, she only asked me to get her coffee one time (when I was still an intern)!
Nine years of college and two degrees later, I’ve discovered that there is more to the business world than what I was taught. And, that what you learn is not always as it was in a textbook.
I went from having no clients to six clients overnight. At least, that’s how it seemed at the time. But six months later, I’m hoping to take on even more clients because of the satisfaction I get in working with them. It’s a feeling like nothing else when a client is satisfied – or better - when I’ve exceeded their expectations.
I often wonder what it would be like to have a job in the area of my schooling. I’ve even had a few people give me a hard time about going to school for all of those years only to do something completely different. Then, I think about what corporate life could be like – I could be in a meaningless clock in/clock out job. At Strella Social Media, I’m a part of team - a team building a business that is going to rock Central PA! I know this is what I’m supposed to be doing and where I belong.
When I started as an intern last year, it was just a means to an end. It was something I had to do to get my degree. I never imagined that I would love what I do and completely change the path that I’ve been on. While I was a little weary and had others telling me that's not what I went to school for, I knew I was making the right decision.
This experience has been eye-opening. While I may have not have great words of wisdom to pass on or I may not have told you how ALL aspects of my job are GREAT! (*Yawn*) I hope that I’ve given you a glimpse of how my job with Strella Social Media has made me more well-rounded person.
This experience is not over though, this is only the beginning!
Have you switched gears in life? Were you a better person because of it?