Working today as a Virtual Assistant is far from where I thought I’d be. But, it is the best thing that’s happened to me.
Growing up, I was always told about this “timeline” that we have to follow. That being that you need to go to college right after high school, obtain your Bachelor’s within four years, get an amazing job that you’ll work at for the rest of your life, and be happy from there on out. I did not like this timeline because it felt very rushed and forced. But, did I follow it? Yes. Because I wanted to be successful, and I was told that this path was the only path for success. Oh, how wrong that was.
First off, I had no idea what I wanted to do straight out of high school. I dabbled into business classes, but what 17 year old loves learning about accounting? I then dipped my feet into the world of healthcare and didn’t love it there either. At this point, I was way off the path of the timeline and felt like a complete failure. So, I obtained a job at a bank. It was ok, I didn’t love it, but it was deemed a “good job”, so I worked hard, worked up the ranks rather quickly, and they offered to pay a huge portion of my college tuition. Fast forward a couple of years later, and I finally obtained my bachelor’s degree in Finance. I then quickly found myself a job as a Financial Analyst, and thought “this is it, I’ve finally made it! I can be happy now!”.
Spoiler alert: I still wasn’t happy. I realized that I was so busy trying to meet society’s standards by following this “timeline”, that I really wasn’t paying attention to what actually made me happy in terms of a career.
So, what did make me happy? I knew that I loved helping others. And I knew that I wanted to make an impact with what I did. I also wanted to use the skills that I learned and was good at through my degree, like project management and marketing. So, after a long few nights of research, I found the world of Virtual Assisting. I had no idea that this world existed, and it’s no surprise that they never taught it in high school or college. As a Virtual Assistant, I help business owners (influencers and creatives specifically) to lessen their workload and even implement strategies that can help them boost their traffic and grow their business exponentially. I’m able to utilize the skills that I thrive with which makes my work so much more enjoyable! I’m also able to make a huge impact with each client I work with, and that is worth more to me than any paycheck.
I didn’t meet the timeline, but I’m happier than ever
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