Today was my last day as the Marketing Specialist at the technology company I've been working for. After a sweet little vacation to the east coast to visit my parents with my husband, I'll return on Wednesday fully dedicated to Wonderfully Made as the Director of Marketing.
Through a tumultuous couple of months filled with tears and frustration, I had the opportunity to ask myself some important questions: What am I best equipped to do? What are my core strengths and passions? What am I working toward? What is work worth doing?
I realized that my deep passion for empowering young women was not something that everyone had. I came to see that although I have knowledge and experience in marketing, I didn't need to be working for a technology company to prove myself in the business world. I can have a career in marketing and contribute to a cause I care about.
I've been volunteering with Wonderfully Made for a year and a half, and although I desperately wanted it, I never had the right opportunity to dive in and commit myself full-time. Until now, that is. At the end of the day, we have no idea how long we will live or what tomorrow holds. If we try to be something we're not or do the wrong kind of work, it is a disservice to ourselves and to those we work with.
All that said, I am beyond excited to begin my new role at Wonderfully Made. I know there are amazing things to come!
If you could do anything in the world for work, what would you do?