I see the first year after college as being an extremely important one. And I don’t mean that you have to figure out your entire life in this year, I mean that you need to claim this time for the things that are going to develop you into the best version of yourself as you begin your adult life. This is a time to engage in some deep self-discovery, to take some risks for the things you care about, to resist any urge to define yourself or commit to one path and to prioritize your own growth above everything else.
Hello and thank you for your time. My name is Kristen B. Hasty. I am a certified travel agent located in Chicago, IL. I started BHasty Travel service 2 years ago after I enjoyed an island hopping 7 day cruise. We experienced so much in those 7 days. I fell in love with the travel industry and the experiences it has to offer. I also realized that going on vacation was more within my reach than I realized.
In today's society, starting your own business can lead to success or failure, but it depends on your character and how driven you want to be. For myself, I have been working on a business plan for my own digital marketing company. In the mean time, I actually do freelance work on the side and it has actually been a very good gig. I have made at least $600 a month on a good month. This gives me opportunity to work from home and to help business through the United States and the United Kingdom as well. Let me give you some tips on how to market your business, which can help in the long run.
This past year I had decided to get a part-time job. While I absolutely love writing, I was turning into a severe homebody who had poor social skills. It was as if the more time I spent alone, the more my conversation skills started to deplete. I was also suffering from severe cabin fever and getting aches and pains associated with sitting at a desk all day long. I could have just went for a run each day and forced myself to talk with a local barista, but a job seemed to be the right fit for me.
A little background on my work life that was leading me towards depression and sparked my side business—Phoenix Aromas Etsy Shop. I am a regional manager for a veterinary company. I have been in the veterinary industry for nine years now as different positions, such as kennel leader and veterinary technician. As a regional manager, I was slowly feeling like a robot doing the same automatic thing every week. I was even experiencing the same exact conversations with the same people consistently! When the conversations became broken records, that is when I knew I needed to make a change in my life, and fast. I realized I was exhausted from the constant small talk and superficial conversations, it was affecting my mental health drastically. Autopilot was not good for me emotionally or mentally. I felt helpless, and just stuck, not moving forward or even backwards. The best way to describe my situation was like being on a treadmill: I am moving forward, but in the same spot constantly. Most of all, I was not getting the fulfillment I desired. I wasn't doing any good for the clients or pets, just offering services, and wasn't doing any good for myself preforming the same duties weekly.