Over the past few months I've teamed up with a wonderful company (our city's top magazine), Fort Worth Texas Magazine. I will start blogging for them and also be producing home design and DIY videos as well! I will also be posting those videos right here on The Blissful Bee, so make sure to watch out for them soon! I've been wanting to dish the news for quite some time now, but haven't been able to talk about the partnership "officially" until now.
Ok, and now for the kicker... Drum roll please... Over those same months, I also began interviewing for a position at the magazine I like to call a "dream job". I interviewed for about 3 months for this job not knowing if it was what God wanted for me. There were many nights I spent praying for an answer. Whether or not I got the job, that wasn't in my hands. I knew whatever came of it, was meant to be. And guess what? After nearly 4 months of waiting and not knowing, I GOT IT. I was offered the job and simply couldn't pass it up.
After joyfully accepting the position, I got to thinking. You know how people say hard work pays off? Well, those people are right. I've been working the past 5 years in many different positions and occupations. Graphic designer, photographer, web developer, business owner, blogger, writer, interior designer, you name it, I've done it all. Over these 5 years, I wondered if any of these efforts would ever accumulate to anything meaningful. I've always admitted I'm not the BEST at anything, but I'm pretty darn good at a lot of things. Well, that used to get me no where! Most people are looking for the BEST in one particular talent, and honestly, I'm fine with admitting I'm not the world's best anything. (I mean c'mon, who can actually say they're the best at anything??)
Anyways! When I first read the job description I remember it saying "In need of a talented generalist." I thought... talented generalist? That's a bit odd! What is a talented generalist??" But then I realized, wait a minute... that's exactly what I am! As I read more and more into the description, I began realizing this job called for nearly every talent I had. If you're wondering what the position actually is, I will be working as an Audience Development Manager, but the title does little to describe the actual scope of work. I won't get into the full job description, but lets just say I won't be bored!!
I am so thankful that the life path I chose for myself (and sometimes didn't intentionally choose) led me to where I'm going. Sometimes life doesn't turn out the way you think it will. But at the same time, those change of plans actually lead you exactly to where you are meant to be. I never knew I would be working for a magazine as awesome as Fort Worth Texas Magazine and I cannot wait to start this new adventure. Cheers to a new journey!!