Friday, July 12, 2013

A Career Stepping Stone

Again, I'm horrible about re-capping my life in sequential order. Stop yelling at me. However, last week, something kind of big happened in my life. In my career life.

I received what some may refer to as a "promotion." For a little background into what I do read here or here. Working for a start-up is... interesting to say the least. It's constant brainstorming, trying, re-trying, failing, growing, and many a sleepless nighting. I was brought on to be an event coordinator and before I knew it, I was also designing apparel and working on product development. It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.


But this "promotion" of mine is something I worked my tush off for. I wanted it. Badly. And I showed how badly I wanted it. I realized if you want something bad enough, you'll make it happen. And I did. I put myself out there. I laid it all on the line. On Monday, I move into our new office and on Tuesday, we officially launch our line at our big fashion show.

It doesn't stop here, though. Oh no. It's really just beginning. There is a lot of work ahead of me. A lot of challenges. A lot of road blocks. After all...

"Expect problems and eat them for breakfast."

Yet, I know there will be opportunities. And lessons. And celebrations. Although there is so much already this Summer that is overwhelming me, there is so much to look forward to.

The best part of it all is that I'm still dreaming. I'm still scheming up bigger things. This is one huge stepping stone on the way to the next. The possibilities are endless and the possibilities I have in mind to accomplish... now those are what get me dancing out of bed every morning.

The truth is, we are the ones who offer promotions to ourselves in this life. We are the ones who ultimately decide how far we want to get. Never stop dreaming. Never stop working hard. Not for your employer, but for yourself.

16 comments:

elizalouise.bell said...

fashion show and promotion are basically two of my favorite phrases. Congrats!!
xo
L

Gretchen said...

Wow! That's awesome! :)

Chelsea said...

Congrats!!! Your seriously so talented! There's no way I could be doing ALL that your doing. Keep up the hard work :)

Carolyn said...

YAY! Congratulations!!

Miss Chelsea said...

Exciting! Congrats

Katie said...

yay yay yay! Congratulations sounds awesome!!!

Raquel said...

Yay congratulations Chelsea!! So happy for you! You're going to do great things :)

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Congrats!!

Jenna {keep classy and sassy} said...

How exciting! I've really been struggling to stick my neck out at my company, but your post was very honest and inspiring, thank you!

Suzi @ chores and chandeliers said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God for you!!!!

Brianna said...

congratulations!!! so so excited for you (:

Jena said...

Congrats on your promotion!

I work for a new Surgeon, and we opened up a brand new practice - It is definitely interesting, and frustrating, and rewarding all at the same time!

Cara-Mia said...

Aw congratulations, Chelsea! So happy for you.

Renee Arianna said...

Chelsea this is so awesome!! Congrats! Your post is so inspiring! You can do whatever you want and be whoever you want just set your mind to it. :)

Natalie Joseph said...

Congrats Chelsea!! That's awesome news and just the encouragement I needed to hear right now!

x Natalie

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