Friday, November 12, 2010


Well it's finally happened... I found a job! I could not be more thrilled or relieved to find a place to work and explore. I have applied and interviewed at countless companies-- and I'm not just saying "countless" for dramatic effect. Honestly, I cannot count the number of emails, cover letters, and resumes I have sent out into the universe. But it finally happened like everyone said it would.

People are always asking me what I want to do with my life. To this day, even after reading thousands of job descriptions, I have no idea. I'm not kidding when I say anything sounds good to me because I honestly think that I need to just learn and observe at this point. I know I love film and I love to create, but I don't think I would be the best at creating films. I love to interact with people and work together-- that I know for sure. It's kind of crazy, but it seems like you must try anything before knowing for sure that it's something you definitely want or don't want to do. A woman I interviewed with at a high end fashion house explained to me that she used to be an accountant-- now she's the director of a design team. You never know where life is going to take you.

So as vague as that sounds, I think I'm heading in the right direction, which is forward. I took a full time job as an assistant for a small ad agency and I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone there and learning more about advertising. I had a quick drink last week with a truly inspiring media specialist that just started work in Brooklyn and he gave me a piece of advice that I think will really help me find my true passion: "Never let your title restrict what you can do. You can always do what you love and if you're not doing what you love, you can always get the fuck out."

Happy Friday everyone and thanks for all the support and love!

Also, here's my random favorite picture of the day... Sir Ian McKellen being a rock star. Enjoy!


Amy said...

Congrats!!! So glad to hear about the great news! Good luck & keep me updated on the new job! :)

Anish said...

Having read this entry, I think to myself: 'Amanda is making moves.' I dig. Keep moving forward, you have the bestestest city at your fingertips.

Carlee Mallard said...

That last quote is so true. It's up to you to make time to do the things you love to do, and if you don't like something, it's still up to you to stay or leave. I think you'll learn a lot from just getting your feet wet in the full-time job world. You might love this job or you might hate it, but either way you've learned something about what you want to do.

Muhyul said...

Sounds like we're in the same boat! or on the same Island I should say! haha I'm in NYC also. I currently have three jobs, of course, none of which are what I truly want to do, but two are fun and one just pays pretty well :D

-Bryan (Cindy's BF)

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