Growth, growth, growth. One more month until school starts and I have no idea where life is taking me. In 2 years, I have moved out of my home in Fairfield to go to school in San Francisco and live in a house on my own, had a wonderful roommate who had to move out after several months, had my first job working retail, then ran my own painting business from the ground up during an internship, made it through my first heart-breaking relationship, experienced the dating life, got promoted to a district manager position to work with the company more than full-time and opened my own consulting practice to train a team of interns while taking 16 then 18 units and somehow managed to get a 3.0 GPA, had my first experiences having parties/going out to bars/going clubbing/living the high life, had my first and hopefully last car accident, am in the process of growing this semi-new internship program with this life-consuming yet amazing company, have made two friends this year outside of work that have kept me sane through it all, and have gone back to doing things that keep me happy and healthy such as cooking, hot yoga, Polynesian dancing, and volunteering, all while trying to make ends meet as a college student making repairs on a run-down home.
I have learned so much through it all and cannot be more grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given and for the life I’ve been able to live. This world is a crazy place for sure, and time has flown by so quickly.
Yesterday, I almost passed out from heat exhaustion and dehydration, and my yoga instructor told me this, “Treat yourself the way you would treat your daughter. Take care of yourself. Always.” It has been a journey for sure. Lots more tears, laughter, and joy than I would have expected all within such a short amount of time, but I’m glad that I’ve spent my time doing things that have helped me grow into who I am and who I want to be.
Work has consumed a lot of my time since I started at State, but as I get back into the activities that I love, I’m able to reflect on everything that CWP has taught me. Within two years, I have learned how to generate leads for a business, consult clients, close deals, hire & fire my own employees, train & manage hourly and commission-based employees, produce a product for my clients, recruit interns for my team, consult them in running their own businesses, and have generated approximately $350,000 in revenue for myself and my team. Never in my life would I have expected to do that within 2 years.
I am happy to say that, through it all, I haven’t forgotten about the people that I love and about the fact that I was put on this earth to leave a mark in people’s lives, and that is what I intend to do.
People always want to feel meaning in their lives. I think I already have it. Now, I just want to live! Here’s to the people who have worked their butts off to make it to where they are in their lives because I have so much respect for hard workers, here’s to the people who have helped to make a difference in my life, here’s to the people who live their lives trying to make a difference in others’, here’s to all of the family drama that you and I have gone through all of our lives because it’s only made us stronger, and here is to all of the crazy amazing lives that we will live as we grow older and older and older.
And here’s to a new work-life balance because work used to kill me. Now, I actually have time to be productive outside of work haha.
Cheers to the next few months. Let’s see what’s in store!!