1. Justin Bieber
2. Remaining unemployed - (get at me if you work in advertising)
3. Questioning my future
4. Unrelenting coverage of Richard Sherman - People seem to either think he is an arrogant jerk or a modern day male version of Mother Teresa.
5. Men’s recreational sport leagues - We all believe we are better than we actually are.
6. My four dogs - too much fur.
7. Carpet - it’s gross.
8. The Los Angeles Lakers
9. Fashion Bloggers - Just because you pin something to your Pinterest board, doesn’t mean you know anything about style.
10. Justin Bieber - He really annoyed me.
[BEEP] [BEEP] [BEEP] [BEEP]. “5 a.m. Shit. Time to go to work”
This was the beginning of every morning for me after college. Maybe for some this wouldn’t be a big deal, but for me every day it became harder and harder to enjoy life. When you’re in school you only see yourself working in the field that you graduated from, when in reality you probably wont.
This was exactly the case for me.
I went to school for communications and advertising, but here I was waking up at 5 a.m. Monday - Friday working in construction as a Project Coordinator - a fancier way to say I was everyone’s bitch.
[BING] “Oh joy. Another stupid email. Oh wait… Code and Theory. No. Way.” [Girlfriends voice now seeming as if off in the distant as my heart starts to race]
By way of introduction, my name is
undisclosed and I work in HR at Code and Theory. Thank you for your application. I would like to arrange a time to speak with you to discuss an internship opportunity at Code and Theory.
Are you available this week for a phone call?
And so began my journey to NYC for 7 of the most difficult, stressful, eye-opening and best months of my life working as a Digital Producer for one of my favorite agencies.
While I may have been miserable working in construction, being belittled every day, and having zero guidance - without that job I probably wouldn’t have received the opportunity I did with Code and Theory. I will always be grateful for the life experience I gained working in construction.
Rather than telling you all the full story of my adventure to the greatest city in the world right now, I think I’ll spread it out over the lifespan of this blog.
…And just because I have noticed that people no longer know how to say good-bye without being awkward…