About two months ago, I posted this photo on instagram while running along the Brooklyn Promenade. I was frustrated (mostly with myself) because I moved to New York City to pursue my dreams of working as an editor, but I was working as a paralegal instead. I felt stuck. I loved the people I met and worked with at my firm, but I couldn’t embrace being a paralegal — it just wasn’t me. I wrote this:
“About halfway through my run, I look up and I am fortunate enough to see this beautiful skyline. I’m reminded of how hard I worked to get here and how I continue to work my ass off to stay here. When I see the city, I remember the stuff that New Yorkers are made of: grit, persistence and unrelenting determination. They don’t ever give up. Ever. That’s why I’m still here, and that’s why I keep on keeping on.”
It’s funny how things work out. A few days after I posted this, I got a call from a company I’d interviewed with months ago about a freelance gig. While I was freelancing, a new position opened up: Junior Managing Editor. Long story short, I interviewed and was brought on board. Today is my first day, I couldn’t be more thrilled!
I’m so excited to start my new adventure at Federated Media. I’m also happy to report that I’ll be able to continue blogging, but of course, the new job and the blog are entirely separate. What I say here is coming from within.
I’d love to hear from you all – are you working your dream job? Or perhaps using your blog as one? Love what you do (or not)? Keep me posted!