Sometimes things get hard and sometimes I feel a little lost. Because honestly...what am I going to do with the rest of my life? I know I might sound like a whiny 24 year old, but realistically, this is real. I am surrounded by the smartest, brightest, and most intelligent people in the world (thank you Silicon Valley) and it's hard to pinpoint where I'm going to shine the brightest. So let's start over. What is my ultimate goal in life? What do I want to do 5, 10, 50 years from now?
Welllll.... I can't say I know for sure. But I do have some good news in the meantime. I just accepted a job offer at LinkedIn. And I feel like I haven't been this excited about anything for a very long time!!! I feel like I'm finally moving in the right direction. In two weeks exactly, I'll be starting a new job at LinkedIn as a recruiting coordinator. I think part of the reason I'm so excited is because I LOVE LinkedIn (Did you know they are growing at a rate of 2 user sign-ups per second?? I know, it blows my mind toooo...).The next two weeks can't come soon enough!! The whole thing is a little bittersweet though, because I also realized how much I have appreciated the past two years at Morgan Stanley. Since the cat got out of the bag, I can't describe how grateful I am to have worked with such amazing and supportive people, and I am so thankful for each and every one of you.
Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of me recently (Matt, my family, my friends, Jesus). Like I said previously, I've definitely had my fair share of whining and panicking. But here I am now, excited to embark on a new adventure at LinkedIn. Wish me luck!!
But waitttt.... there's more. I also signed up to be a Child Advocate in January. If you don't know what a Child Advocate is...well I think of myself as a Big Brother/Big Sister with legal rights for a specific foster child, to ensure that the needs and best interests of the child are met. I won't be an attorney, or a social worker, or a foster parent...I am just going to be a friend to a foster child. I am in my last two weeks of training, and in two Thursdays, I graduate as a court-appointed Child Advocate. I am, however, postponing taking on a child right away because of the job switch, and because I really want to be able to devote myself to being a positive impact on this little person's life. If you (or anyone you know) is interested in learning more about becoming a Child Advocate, please do not hesitate to reach out to me!!