Like many millennials, I started on my path at a young age. Always creating, dreaming and jotting down random notes wherever I could (Thank God for these pocket computers we now can’t live without). That led me to writing my first piece on Hip-hop in Calgary, which secured my entrance into SAIT’s broadcasting program.
I got my first job in the industry in radio, defying all odds that you had to move to a small market. Dabbing in production and marketing was a great place to start, but my heart wanted Television. While at my current job I was able to juggle working full time hours, graduate university, start a business, co-founded a non-profit and ran for city council. Millennials are not stricken with laziness, we just work smarter.
Don’t get me wrong, working in broadcasting, especially in Television is a dream come true. However, I’m looking to become a part of something that moves and inspires people, not just entertains.
If you’re looking for someone with attachment issues. You got her! They say the average tenure at a job for someone my age is 3.2 years, I’ve been at my current position for 10+ years.
As an old soul, security is important to me but not at the cost of my mental health. If I’m passionate about the work I’m doing, I would be willing to sacrifice a well paying dead-end job. A happy employee makes the company.
Someone once said, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.” Or as Rihanna says, “work, work, work, work, work.” Whether you follow old philosophers or pop goddesses, you have a choice to make. Do you work to live? Or live to work?