At least that's how I feel. Right now, I am on the cusp of starting my new career in marketing (my first day in my new role is tomorrow!). I have spent most of my professional life in some form of direct client-supporting role and now I will be following my dreams of working directly in marketing. I'm not going to lie, this is an exciting (yet terrifying) move for me.
When I was in high school, I took marketing classes every year I could and competed in DECA every single year as well, making it to state each time. Marketing was my passion, but I let myself get talked out of majoring in it when I headed off to college. Instead, I pursued my other love: technology. Now I have come full circle.
The most exciting part of this change for me will be marrying several of my passions together: marketing, creativity, technical writing, technology, managing systems, and helping/supporting my customers.
Thanks to the support of my COO and Marketing Manager at General Microsystems, I discovered that my potential lies in embracing my creative side. My COO, Sue DeFlorio, took the time to go through every job that I have ever had with me to determine what I loved most about each one and what I was best at. We discovered that perhaps a change was in order. My marketing manager, Cherie Reese, opened her department to me and is giving me my first chance to pursue high-school-me's dreams. I am forever grateful to the both of them.
I will be best able to serve myself, my company, my customers, and my peers by doing what I truly love and am best at: being creative. I believe that my creativity will allow me to help our systems be the best that they can be and help put GMI's name out there.
I am truly looking forward to everything that this career change will bring me and am so excited to see where I go!