The year flew by and with all the career changes now taking place I wanted to take a few minutes to capture the events thus far. As most of you know in October I quite my job with WCG to become a freelance PR and marketing consultant. I wanted to begin focusing my attention to healthcare issues more specific to my passion. I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive of my career and life in NYC.
Only three years ago I was graduating from BYU-Idaho with no clue as to what I wanted to do. Landing an internship at Hill&Knowlton was the exciting first step the started a course of events that I never before would have thought imaginable. Next came my first full time position, an Assistant Account Executive at Fleishman Hillard. It was here that I “grew up” and was mentored (and mothered) by a number of amazing individuals. FH will forever be “my family” not only for helping me grow professionally but for the friendships that helped me acclimate to the fast paced New York lifestyle. Ready to focus soley on healthcare communications I moved to WCG. Although it was by far the most demanding work, it was also the most fulfilling. I was surrounded by the most talented communication professionals I have ever met, and who not only were good at their work, they loved it.
In all the last few years have been humbling. I tried extremly hard to have a balanced life. But no matter how hard I tried I was late to everything, I was checking my email at every moment, and way to often I had to cancel arrangements, all in the name of “the client.” I have no regrets. I came to NYC to work, and I knew from the beginning that my personal life was a secondary priority. But I do feel I need to better aknowledge the freinds and two boy friends who supported me through this and who gave me their unconditional friendship even when I couldn’t give the same amount of devotion and attention in return. Darren, Mitchell, Emanuel, Chelsea, Alexis, Jennifer, Katherine, Jim and Luke, thank you.
I’m now in Boston. There is a lot of decisions to make, there are a lot of people to meet. However, my goal is to find a little more balance in life and build a career that I not only love, but that allows me to have more personal balance. I’ll try to do a better job of keeping this blog updated as I start the next chapter.
Thank you everyone,
And a huge thanks to Mom and Dad. I’m so thankful for the three hour time difference that allowed me to call you at 1am morning, choking on my emotions when I just needed to vent. And for the multiple loans and cash advances that got me through my first year of being a “poor” New York.