So you’re majoring in Advertising…

In case you guys haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a student, and, like most of my peers, I’ve been a student for the last 15 years of my life. I still have three semesters left before graduation, but this summer I was lucky enough to take my first step into “the real world,” for lack of a better term.
A favorite professor (and awesome mentor) of mine found out that the former owner of a national photography representing firm (e.g. HUGE STUFF HERE) was looking for an assistant for the summer to help her get her visual consulting business organized, and he tossed out my name. Melanie called me up and, well, I guess she liked me ’cause here we are, two months later and about three years wiser (at least on my part, that is).
Organizing photo shoots, talking to clients, going through Melanie’s old invoices, learning what it takes to run your own business, and frankly, just being around Melanie herself has taught me that I know next to nothing about the industry I’m going in to. Sure, I know some techniques and terms and I have good time management skills, but when it comes down to it, I understand why employers hesitate to hire kids fresh out of college. Sadly, that phrase used to be “fresh out of high school,” but that’s another can of worms entirely.
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New digs, y’all

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally get off Blogger. For the past few months, the interface was just feeling increasingly outdated (funny how time does that), and I just wanted something cleaner, fresher, more 2022 than 2002. Of course, I don’t think I post enough pictures to be that modern, but oh well. I really am enjoying WordPress a lot more, although it took me all morning to find a template that does what I want. Maybe someday once I have an actual personal website I’ll spend the $30/yr to make everything consistent and beautiful. But until then, I’ll be here, sporadically blogging because even though I don’t have much time to blog, I still love it.

And I love all of you for sticking with me. To make amends, here’s a kitty pic.

He's getting so big, isn't he??

Are we friends again? Thought so.