On November 30, 2013, I finished my last day of an 11 month co-op term with the BC Lions. I had every intention of finding a paid position or internship in the next 4 months to learn and develop new skills before I headed back to school at the end of April.
However, that didn’t really turn out. I did find some great projects to be a part of including Networking in Van as their Marketer Intern, Footy for Food the start of my professional social media skills, and Blitz Media as a PR intern to get a glimpse into the PR world. I also recently added TEDxSFU, as their Social Media Manager (more professional experience) to the mix. They were all great projects and I really enjoyed helping out in all these areas. Social media is definitely something I want to incorporate into my career. It is so amazing to be able to connect with people all over the world and makes it so easy to disseminate your message to the masses. Even more impressive is managing how to do this with meaning and getting people engaged. I am really excited to continue to develop these skills with these awesome brands and more in the future.
I also spent a lot of time working on my personal fitness. In September 2013, I ran my first 5km race. In December 2013, I ran my 2nd 5km race, and 1st trail race. In March 2014 I ran my first 10km race in the SNOW. And in August 2014, I will run my first 1/2 marathon! I am so excited to see the physical improvement in my running and my ability to manage and observe all my mental chatter. It has been quite a roller coaster. I go in waves of intense desire to be active, but then there are other days that the dark cloud that hovers over my heads really takes charge and zaps me of all my motivation. It was a great opportunity over the last 4 months, to really focus on this area of my life and I am thankful to have had the chance to do this.
So what have I learned over the past 4 months? Well, I still feel really lost in terms of my direction for my career. I’m not entirely sure where I am headed in any real facet. It has been great to have the opportunity to learn a bit more about myself and what I want. I know I am really focused on being present in all my activities, and am determined to find happiness in my career. I would love to find something that makes me happy but is also a source of income. The past 4 months have definitely been a challenge and I’m not entirely certain if it would be possible to find this, but I am optimistic and hopeful.
My next post will review a bit more about what I’ve discovered that I really enjoy doing and what I don’t. Maybe you will be able to shed some light on what that looks like for a career?
Until next time…