First but not Last

What my first job has taught me about myself and my career:

  • My first job is just that, my first job. I’ll have a second, third, fourth, etc.
  • Did I enter the right field for me?  ABSOLUTELY! I found a new love for marketing/advertising that I did not already have .
  • Work-life Balance: Keep my work at my job and personal life at home; I am less stressed and much happier! (My first month, I used to answer emails and take calls at home — never again!)
  • Balancing classes, RSOs, a social life and an internship/part-time job DO NOT equate to balancing a full-time job and a social/private life; I am dead and tired by 8 PM.
  • Keep my good friends close and drop the toxic ones, only keep those who add value to your life.
  • Language barriers are DIFFICULT TO OVERCOME BUT ARE MANAGEABLE
  • I am not a fan of interviewing and training but will train someone when a task needs to be done right.
  • I do not need social media or a television. Now I spend an hour or less on each!
  • $AVE, $AVE, $AVE THE GREEN STUFF
  • Being an adult is expensive — not that I did not already know this but woof!
  • It is possible to befriend colleagues. We mean business during work hours and are friends after hours.

Only a small list of what I have learned and believe I have so much more to explore. I cannot wait to see where my career takes me!

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