On Wanting A Career

I haven’t blogged in over two months. Not for lack of want, but because my life took a hectic turn.

I started looking for a job back in October/November. Part of it was motivated by a guy who I was seeing at the time, but also, the ad agency I worked for started to lose clients and I recognized my job was in jeopardy. I visited Cleveland, and the guy I was talking to, in November and really envisioned my life in this place. There was so much more opportunity than Myrtle Beach. When the relationship fell apart between me and this guy, I joked, “Well, hey, I liked Cleveland more than him anyway.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I continued looking for work, applying like crazy, and eventually interviewed for a position at an independent senior living community in the Cleveland area. I was unsure at first, but something felt right about it. Then the worst happened – I got laid off.

Despite not wanting to live in Myrtle Beach forever, I also didn’t want to lose my job before I found another one. The reason I was given for the lay off was that there was “no point in you being here”, all based on one conversation I had with the boss back in November. I was blamed for the lack of social media clients because, why would they find more clients since I didn’t want to be there? Also it was my fault for not fighting hard enough for the SEO work I once had despite going the extra mile to write an SEO proposal for a client and bluntly asking for said work. (I could go on and on, but that’s not the point of this right now.)Feminist Beyonce Quote

Oh, that conversation, I keep referencing? Yeah, all I said was I’ve been seeing a guy from Cleveland.

Anyway, I called the business manager for the position I interviewed for, and flew back up to Cleveland in April to do an official interview. I took the job. And now, I’m the administrative assistant for Hilltop Village in Euclid, Ohio. I proud to say that. I’m happy where I am, and proud of myself for making it here.

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