So let’s recap for a minute…
After being in Burbank for 2 years, let’s take a look at where I’ve been and where I’m going.
Accepted my Best Buy dream job
Worked on a few post projects
Annual Pass to Disneyland
Sat in mix session at Warner Bros.
AFI Film Premieres (Love & Other Drugs, Company Men, Black Swan)
AES Convention in San Francisco
Submitted Work to MPSE Student Competition
Grammy Event Volunteer
NAMM Show & TEC Awards Volunteer
MPSE Golden Reels Volunteer
Getting a Puppy
TEC Open Volunteer
MPSE Golf Tournament Volunteer
Letting my job get the best of me…
Best Buy dream job position eliminated
Mobile Manager at Best Buy
Master of Science: Entertainment Business
Store selected to close
Refocusing on what is important - In progress
Using my network to provide a better work environment - Check
Finding a better work/life balance - In progress
Further developing a career path - In progress
Do you see what I did there? I had a great first year. Volunteering, working on projects, expanding my network and landing my Best Buy dream job, but something happened over the course of the second year. I was worn out and let myself fall below my own expectations. I let my job become my life, in a negative way and that influenced my inability to volunteer and further pursue my goals. Let’s be real… I don’t mind letting my job become my life, in fact, in the right environment, that is the ideal situation. But, when it becomes a chore, harder to get out of bed, and weighs you down, it is no longer the right environment.
I have recently “changed my environment.” I have found the simple things that bring me a sense of accomplishment. I find that the right mix of your music playlist can improve your outlook for the entire day. I have discovered that I can stay on top all tech and music/audio news to a point that I am informing people I expect to already know. I’m still adjusting to the fact that some people don’t understand that I speak geek, which can be insulting, but I’m pretty sure I can adjust that fairly quickly.
So, what’s next?
I’m thinking there might be some more school in the future. I’m trying to be more active both with and without my dog. I’m working with my debt and have a comfortable plan in place to be debt free.
There are moments when I feel weak. When I feel like I may not be good enough to achieve what I believe is possible. When I am scared of the success that comes with my accomplishments. When I let the fear or failure of rejection serve as a means to sabotage myself. This is also where having faith, and trusting in God’s purpose should push me through these fears.
In these past few months, if there is one thing I have taken away from my most recent experience, it is that no worry/fear is too big or small for God to have a plan, for God to take care of the situation and provide a better solution.
Anyone can pursue their dreams, but it’s those willing to conquer their fear of failing that tend to succeed…