Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thankful: Dream Job

Today I am thankful for my amazing career. I truly am the luckiest girl in the world when it comes to my job. In college I changed my major to interior design despite the fact I knew it would be nearly impossible to get a job in my hometown where I wanted to stay. But I wanted to give design a try and I figured if I didn't really love it, I could always change my major. But I did love it and even though I knew the job market would be competitive, I stuck with it.

I was able to get an internship with the only design firm in my town, which was perfect because I could still work on campus for the summer. I loved my internship and I grew so close to the people I worked with. A year later I graduated and I applied to every design firm in the state of Indiana. But the economy had gotten worse and I only interviewed with one firm, who ended up not hiring at all. So I started working odd jobs.

Three months after graduation I got a call from Andrew who said they needed a designer right away because they were so busy. I interviewed with Jennifer the next day and received an offer at the end of the week. I gave my current employer a week's notice and started planning for life as a designer.

I truly believe that all things happen for a reason. I am so thankful for the opportunities I have had the past two years with David Dale Designs. Everyday I am challenged by a new task that keeps my mind creative and fresh- at least I hope. I work along side of people who help me and teach me; people that share my morals and beliefs.

Jennifer, Andrew, Linda, and Monica.

Jeff and Yours Truly.
My first project completed.

What are you thankful for?

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