The dream–For many years I’ve wanted to start my career as a digital marketer but there were many things holding me back from actually doing something about it and now I will explain. Being a full time student now days also means being a full time employee in many cases. I know a lot of you can relate to my situation, paying for the outrageous tuition fees is no joke and it forced me to find a temporary job that will help me pay for school. Luckily for me my swimming skills helped me find a temporary career as a lifeguard instructor and for 7 years I dedicated most of my time studying and saving lives.
Taking risk—I’m not going to lie stepping out of your comfort zone and going out into the real world to find a career that fulfills your passions is an exciting but frightening experience as well, many thoughts start going into your head and you start wondering many things like:
- Am I making the right choice?
- Am I going for the right career?
- Do I see myself doing this for the rest of my life?
- Is this adventure going to fulfill my career goals?
- How am I going to pay for my bills?
The hidden message—And then right as my head is starting to hurt because of the many thoughts that are circulating it, the universe responds with a small message that I found in a motivational song by Baz Luhrmann, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” . The message went like this:
“Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives
some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t”
The final decision—Right as I heard this message it was like a light bulb went on inside my head and I knew I had to do something about it, this is when I decided that I would quit my fulltime job and I will dedicate all of my time to learn the skills necessary to be a successful digital marketing guru.
But who can help me?—My decision was made and I knew what I wanted to do but the next step was to find out how I was going to acquire the tools that will help me get through this journey. I came up with a plan to teach myself the in and outs of digital marketing.
- Find resources online
- Find resources through friends and family
- Pretend is my full time job(spend same amount of hours learning)
- Be a successful Digital Marketing Guru!
The Universe provided—I have always been a true believer that if you focus your energy towards something the universe will always provide and I can happily say that this is exactly what happened to me. In my search of resources and guidance I came across an internship at “Market My Market” that will help me learn the necessary skills to be a successful digital marketer. Working with Chase and Ryan from Market My Market has truly been an amazing learning experience so far and I am looking forward on continuing my learning journey with them.