I suppose where to start with this blog is to allow you to know who I am and why I am here. At just 38 years young, I have been employed in the marketing and internet industries for just about 15 years - a lifetime it seems. Somewhere between 37 and 38 a lightbulb turned on inside me and I realized that I was just existing and needed to surround myself with things I am passionate about. Starting with a new job... Having been home with babies for a few years and re-entering the work force, I made a very conscious decision to choose a career where I could be passionate about my career and truly enjoy what I am doing - rather than to just be a drone.
Writing a resume is the easy part in going back to work - it's the "objective statement" that is challenging. Do potential employers ever really read your objective statement? Maybe not, but that's not the point. I needed to know what my objective really was and what kind of job I wanted - so I felt it critical to write that statement for myself. With the help of my best friend, who knows me better than anyone, and about more iterations than I can count, the word that kept creeping into the statement was "passion". And my passion started to evolve.
And so here I am - employed at Cazbah in the Account Management group and I must say I am truly passionate about who I am and what I am doing. My job is evolving and so am I.
I hope you will continue this journey with me as I explore what passion means in my career and my life and how it is contributing to my personal success. I will share stories about passion in project management (is that really possible?), passion for learning new technology, passion for social media, passion to see my peers succeed, passion for my client's personal success and so much more. I believe with true passion anything is possible. Are you passionate about your work? I'd love to hear from you and perhaps share your stories in future posts as this blog and our passion evolves together.