Knock, Knock

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in News | No Comments

If you asked me a year ago where I would see myself today, the answer would be along the lines of “hopefully have a full-time job somewhere! But we’ll see.” I made the equally both wonderful and dreadful mistake of majoring in Fine Art with a concentration in Photography.

Exactly one year ago I was looking at my degree on the wall of my childhood bedroom in the frame that my dad so nicely made out of cherry wood, thinking, “Oh crap…what have I done?” Then a few months later I received my first bill to start paying back my student loans. I was screwed.

I decided a month prior that I was going to try and make a career out of being a professional wedding photographer. I was already working in the wedding industry setting up weddings for a chair cover and linen rental company, so I felt like I had the connections. But I certainly did not have the proper equipment, and let me tell you, that stuff is EXPENSIVE. So I made do with what I had, but it just wasn’t enough to thrive in such a competitive environment.

Out of the blue, when I least expected it, Nancy contact me about an opening for an Office Manager at Auburn Moon Agency. I jumped at the chance for an interview and felt like everything was finally turning around for me. I spruced up my resume, put on my best outfit, and walked into the interview with absolutely no nerves at all. “I can do this!” I told myself over and over in my head as I walked in.

After the interview, I felt it went well. I felt good. I felt confident. I felt like this was going to change my life. A few very long days later, I got the delightful phone call that I had indeed received an offer for the job! I was so excited I couldn’t stop smiling, jumping up and down, and feeling like this was the true beginning of my life.

Patience, my friends. Patience is key. Jump on every opportunity you have to advance yourself professionally. Because everyone knows, opportunity doesn’t knock twice.

-Jacqui aka “Jax”

Please enjoy this lovely photo of me as well as a few links to my favorite youtube/site.

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