So a few years ago, I decided that I wanted to make a change in my life and wanted to have more of a stable “future” for myself.
So back in 2013, the job scene for me wasn’t anything worth wild.
It was a bit of a struggle.
I worked a few jobs at a time making three jobs at once the most I have ever worked in my life..
I can’t say that I would ever want to do that again though.
Anyways, like I was saying.
So back then I decided that enough was enough and that I wanted to make something great out of my life.
I started to do some research and took a look into different schools
I already knew that I did not want to cut back on hours at work because I obviously need money to live and plus being a single parent and having a place to call my own was also a factor and we all know how the bills never stop coming..
(Sorry I keep getting sidetracked.. lol)
So I came across a few Colleges/ Universities to do some online schooling to be able to obtain a Bachelors Degree. (Spoiler Alert. I did)
I found a college that was to my liking, and in late 2013 I started my journey through online schooling.
It was nice for the first few months. I was able to stay focused and was getting good grades and actually giving it my all, participating in just about everything. It was great.
The only thing that I kept thinking was how I would be able to get a real job and make decent money and be pretty much set.
Oh boy was I wrong.. lol
But before we get to that let me just finish off by saying that I did graduate in 2016, a few months later than I was expected to graduate but hey still did it. I declined to fly out and walk across the stage, even though I thought it would of been amazing to do so. (Especially with this kind of accomplishment. )
With a few months left in school in 2015, I was offered a paid internship through some website that I can’t even think of at the current moment. It was geared towards students who were graduating/recently graduated.
The internship was online based and the company that I applied to was based out of state.
Where I live, one of the people working for the company was originally from a neighboring state of mine and traveled up north just to give me one on one training. At my apartment..
It was nice but also a little weird considering the person himself. But that is a whole different story because this post is already long enough.
So I was interning for a few weeks when they decided that they wanted to bring me on as an employee.
It was until I was later laid off a few months later due to some inaccurate statements. Basically I felt like I was being ganged up on and the one partner and the person who came up to train me turned his back on me and was feeding lies to the part owner.
So that was in fact the only job that I was ever able to get with my degree.
It is absolutely ridiculous how jobs want you to have a degree and also want you to have 5-10 years experience in the field, while just graduating. 🙄🙄🙄🙄
After a while I stopped even looking for anything like that. I found it hard to get my foot in the door anywhere, when realistally just about anyone can be trained to do a job (Marketing) unless it’s like being something that requires a doctorate or whatever. I am sure you get my drift in where I am going with this statement.
A few years, I landed a Director job with a new company. I obviously had noooo experience being a director of any kind, but I was given a chance and I nailed it.
The company later fell apart having some issues with the owners (amongst themselves)
That was earlier this year.. and that was the last job I had with anything related to my degree.
What a waste.
I have had a job consistently for the past 3 years or so. I did the director job full time leaving my cooking job to part time.
&& you know what??
I prefer that.
The whole point of this entry was to say that even though, I thought that I needed this degree, I needed to go to school to make good money, like I thought just by having this piece of paper that I would be able to land something.
&& unfortunately I was wrong.
.. but that could change down the line but its already been 2 years and some that I received the degree.
I can’t say that I am happy that I did it.
I am now learning that since I am paying it back now, how much of a waste it was for me and that companies are outrageous with their standards. It seems like you have to know someone in any kind of business just to be heard and given a chance.
No, I don’t make the best money right now. But I also didn’t go to Culinary School. Which I don’t believe I would of went to either way because I knew that it is a job that you can be trained right there. Learning all kinds of things. Which I did and I have been nothing less than successful in.
You know why?
Simply because I have the drive.
And that is all you need.
So if you are in a similar situation as me. Where you went to school to make your life “better” and it didn’t seem to work out that way but found your passion else where.
&& just continue to realize that you have done nothing wrong.
Just keep setting goals for yourself and the rest shall follow.
Thanks for listening..