A few of you have asked about this new job I've been hinting at. So here we go.
As of January 7th, I have been working as a copywriter on the creative team at an SLC-based company called O.C. Tanner. In short, O.C. Tanner helps businesses and organizations all over the world appreciate their employees.
I spend most of my time with incredibly talented writers, designers, and animators creating words, images, and programs that will help our clients create an internal culture of recognition. A culture that will help their employees feel like they're making a difference doing whatever it is they're doing. I get to write. I get to have ideas. I meet with impressive clients, and I work with people who are pretty neat. I get to do something that seems like it really matters.
I don't hate it, really. (I really really really love it so far.)
Finding a career path--figuring out what I really want to do professionally--hasn't been easy for me. It isn't easy. I don't know if that's been your experience, but I feel like being a young twenty-something has meant not knowing and still not knowing. At school, I did know that I loved to write. I knew I loved to dabble in design. And as I worked in editing, journalism, and publishing post graduation, I learned that I really loved collaberating with creative people to do creative things. I love thinking and conceptualizing and scribbling on white boards. I like messy brainstorms and the entire creative process. But that's all a bit much for a Google job search.
So now, when I get to do all of this at work, well, I feel so lucky. I'm sure my dream job will change every year (month, day, hour), but for now this job feels right. I'm really happy here.