Archives for the month of: May, 2015

Of change!

I wanted to say goodbye to Heidi and her wonderful blog posts on Unveil Your Brilliance. We’ll be losing a dedicated, intelligent, and hardworking contributor for this blog, but I wish Heidi all the best with her new career! Working with her has been fun and I’ve learned a lot; I also hope Heidi has learned from me.

Change is a scary thing–I’m definitely not a fan of too many changes. I like my routine, my friends, and my hobbies; and though it would be lovely if those things could stay the same forever, wouldn’t that get a bit boring? We wouldn’t be able to challenge ourselves or each other if everything about our lives remained stagnant. Heidi is embarking on a new adventure, excuse my cliche, and though I may hate saying goodbye to working with her on this blog, she’s opening herself up to new opportunities.

I think it’s very important to welcome the possibility of change in your life. When I was looking for a job, my parents used to tell me to never say no to something immediately if I just think I won’t like it. You never know what you might enjoy doing. I’m trying to be better at accepting opportunities when they come to me, and that could be a new experience, food, movie, or something bigger. You just don’t know what life will bring you and you have to be prepared to make decisions based on what’s best for you and for your path. We all have our own personal journeys to follow and nothing is certain, so why not make your own journey?

Good luck, Heidi, and I can’t wait to see what you’re going to make of your life :).

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This is my last post on Unveil Your Brilliance. It makes me so grateful to Mary Kate for being such a reliable co blogger and for always supporting my ideas as we went on this journey together. It also makes me reflect on the time I spent as an intern at Epic Careering and how valuable that experience was to me. I already knew I loved getting to know people and figuring out what makes them special and Karen showed me a new way to do that through all of the aspects of career management. I learned a heck of a lot through my experience at Epic Careering and believe that I wouldn’t have landed the job I have today without it. I cannot be more honored to have been on the Epic Careering team with such amazing and inspiring people.

As I wrap up my thoughts on leaving, I just want to wish you all the very best and continued success in your lives both professionally and personally. I hope you all unveil, appreciate, and celebrate your brilliance!

I decided to make my blog post this week about plugging into the internet; how often are you connected to your various social media accounts? Are you constantly texting friends? What about checking your email? And, depending on your answers to those questions, is that a good or a bad thing?

I found that I go through “phases” with my engagement in social media–some days I go on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram constantly, and some days I don’t look at any of them at all (and more often than not, that stretches into weeks). Usually, I lean towards the latter. I’m on Facebook a lot because that’s how I communicate with my family and close friends, but Twitter, Instagram, and other sites fall by the wayside for me. I think it’s because I’m introverted and shy–I can’t figure out what to say on social media that would either be good for me professionally or would help me connect with people who share my interests (especially on different platforms!). That sounds lame when I write it out, but it’s true. Also, it seems exhausting to keep up with my various newsfeeds–I find all that information to be a bit draining!

Then I wonder, is that a bad thing? Should I beat myself up for not being online more often? Maybe I’m missing out on some wonderful opportunities to market myself professionally or connect with people. Sure, it couldn’t hurt to get myself out there, but why should I get down about it? I won’t let myself worry. And, if you are on social media a lot–good for you! I envy your ability to keep up with it all and I think it’s great. I think my main point is that you shouldn’t get yourself down about how you do things, or why, especially when it comes to the internet. Keep on doin’ you, is what I say.

Is anyone else out there like me, an introverted social media minimalist? Or are you a social media butterfly? Do you wish you connected more or unplugged more?

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