Monthly Archives: May 2009

Getting What I Want

graduateThe end is near. I am finally graduating in just a few weeks. I tackled a summer job working as a waitress at a restaurant near my parents house in Portland. Yes, that means I will be moving back home and working at a job that does not require a college degree. I wanted to find something that I knew would allow me to save up money for a few months, and oddlyenough I really enjoy working as a waitress.

I love working with others and communicating with a new group of people every day. You meet so many people and have a variety of different interactions on a day-to-day basis. I love that. I also love being busy, and I know working at McMenamins will keep me extremely busy.

I do have goals for my future though. I would absolutely love to get into the wine industry. I found a company, Benson Marketing, that specializes in marketing and public relations for the wine industry.  Now how do I get in contact with this company? How can I make this job a reality for me? 

I attended an event put on by the career fair a few weeks ago titled, “So, You want my job?”.  It featured individuals that had non traditional jobs.  They talked about how they got to where they are today.  All of them said you need to go after your dreams regardless of the circumstances.  There are plenty of jobs out there and I know I can find my dream job.  I am going to continue contacting PR/marketing agencies that specialize in wine and tourism.  I even applied to a few vineyards as a harvest intern in order to learn more about the wine industry and the process of producing wine. 

I want to find a job that I am passionate about.  I finally know what I want to do in my future now I just have to find out how to get there.  I will continue to follow my dreams.  I am ready to pack up and move when I find an opportunity.  It’s all about taking risks and believing in yourself and your future.  I hope you’re ready for me 🙂