Today I had an interview for a PR internship at a company that provides hospice care for individuals around the state. It would be a great opportunity for me because I would be able to help write and plan billboards, write press releases, assist with the newsletter , attend PRSSA meetings, learn a lot more about PR and just keep building my experience, portfolio and network.
The interview went really well and everyone at the organization seems to be really collaborative and supportive of one another. I would love that environment and I think I would be able to grow a lot and spread my wings.
They told me they would be reviewing my credentials and they would set up a second interview with me soon.
I feel really good. I am excited about finally chasing my dream of writing more assertively and passionately. I feel like I really did something for myself and my career. I know it's just an interview, but I feel like I am making progress already.
I have really been thinking about my life and what I want to do. I have been thinking about it so much lately, as a matter-of-fact, that I have been getting crazy headaches. And, I know that I want to write. I have so many ideas running around in my head and I have decided to make the commitment to making all of the ideas and dreams I have come true. I don't want to get caught up in the rat race and just keep running and running on a little wheel that is taking me nowhere by working jobs that do not encourage my goals. Now, I do believe that "you have to do what you have to do" and sometimes that might mean that you work a job that you hate to support your dreams, but everything needs to be done with the right perspective. It's so easy to just keep working and working and working and then one day I will turn 40 and wonder how all the time passed and I am still not doing what I have been dreaming of doing since I was 12-years-old. You have to make sacrifices. And, I am willing to sacrifice a lot at this point to get where I want to be. That is probably going to mean that I won't be sleeping as much as I should. I am going to do internships and freelancing by day and work at a grocery store or something at night until I can completely support myself with my ideas.
So, what are some of my ideas? I have so many. Of course, I still want to have my first manuscript, Everything Is Not Enough, published and developed. I want to publish my second, still untitled, manuscript. I want to develop a one-woman show that I have a fabulous idea for and I want to develop and take this blog to another level and do features and reviews. I want to be Mitch Albom. The female and fabulous version of Mr. Albom. Maybe, this internship will be the first step.
However, I would like to mention that I recently got a phone call about a job in D.C. and if I am offered the job I will definitely take it. I wouldn't mind living there because D.C. has Howard U and I would love to pursue a Master's degree there and I am sure there are lots of networking opportunities there.
I feel so free since I decided to jump off that little wheel and started chasing my dreams instead of living my life like a little rat. Life is about taking risks. And, I know the economy is bad and it is definitely really scary having quit my job this past Saturday to pursue my dreams and chase them wherever they take me, Detroit, New York, D.C., the world. But, I believe that God has a plan for me and I am putting my trust in him. I am going to do my part and just watch what happens. I am excited about the future and making my dreams come true!