As she decides on what to do next on her life’s journey, she contemplates on if this is the correct path that she has for herself. After all, she is an entrepreneur. She was trained to go beyond the job she spent years working on.
|By P.Lynne Designs|
My work story
I was asked like most little girls about marriage and career. I aspired to be an actress, teacher, nurse, and mommy. By the time I was 16, the acting bug, as well as the dancing bug was in me, I hated to the sight of blood and guts, and I wanted to teach little children BEFORE Kindergarten. (although I would have settled for any child who was shorter than my 5’ frame).
I graduated from high school, and even when I wanted to go to UCLA, I settled on going to Ohio State, only to be close to my parents. I came home every other weekend because I had home tickets and was in the Block O cheering team. I left Ohio State due to bad grades.
In January of the following year, I transferred to Columbus Technical Institute, now Columbus State Community College, studying Social Work, a major I was not happy with, but I turned that into the major I loved, with was Early Childhood Education, and a few years later, I returned back to Columbus State for a business major.
In between all of that, I learned about finance through a couple of jobs, I was a customer service rep for a computer company (CompuServe), and did more customer service call center calls for Bank One (now Chase), Chase Financial, and a couple of other call centers. I was never good at it to make a full career out of it. Finally, I graduated from Franklin University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Along the way, I also picked up the crafting bug (from years of being creative in music, dance, and drama), and I started making cards, scrapbooks, albums, you name it in the crafting world, which some I held onto and others I let go of. It was when I was working for a craft store (Archiver’s, a Memories store) that I finally realized that I need to make good of something that makes me happy.
You see, I would never be happy in a government type of job. Sure, some do pay good money, and I am not against anyone getting a job with the government (state, city, county, or military), I felt that I was meant for more than getting a paycheck, which is what I would be doing. The truth of the matter is I have tried to apply several times over the years, and never go one single interview.
So, what does that have to do with the title?
Good question. Just joking. Seriously, I wanted to give you a little hint of my background in what I think is a great little company, P. Lynne Designs I am building. I have explained in a previous post (in fact several posts) of what my company is about. First, it is a paper crafting company, specializing in cards, scrapbooks, and mini books. I have an Etsy shop and a blog. A shop is forthcoming by Autumn.
Next, P. Lynne Designs is a stationery company, specializing in invitations, cards (yes, I meant to say that twice), and business products (business cards, resumes, and letterheads). They are being designed in Photoshop and Illustrator (I finished a background of old paper 5 minutes ago).
Last, there’s freelancing in both graphic design and writing. The graphic designs are the stationery and specialized products, while in writing, I also do some ghostwriting and guest writing for blog posts and research articles, as well as SEO writing. I also do Virtual Assistance and social media for short and long-term projects. My specializations in software are Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and Microsoft Office. If there is a program you have, but you want me to work with that program, let me know ahead of time so I can prepare. I also work with Paypal, Square, Wix, Webbly, YouTube,and many others.
So, you see, I have quite a list of tasks I can help you within both personal and business.
Do not be afraid to ask for someone to hire you. After all, you need the work. Preparing to make that happen takes work, and to some family members, like mine, it takes guts to tell a person to back off. It is no disrespect to that person and you may feel rotten about speaking up, but at the end of the day, you have to live with yourself.