I Have a Confession…

There’s a certain freedom when you find something you really love and are completely, entirely interested in it. There’s an even bigger freedom when you realize what that “something” is. I think I’ve found my “something,” and it’s really a great feeling.

As of late, I have allowed myself to become totally immersed in the enhancement of my education through browsing Twitter several times a day for 10 minutes at a time. Does this sound crazy or even contradictory – using Twitter for educational purposes? Don’t stop reading just yet – I’ll let you know why there’s a method to my madness.

Through the use of Twitter, I’ve found that I was repeatedly reading (and tweeting) articles that generally circled around the same topic – marketing and digital media as it relates to the arts and younger generations (aka Millennials).

My recent tweets - see a pattern?
My recent tweets – see a pattern?

I feel like I’ve always inherently known that I was interested in marketing, but through my actions on Twitter I only confirmed it for myself. Entering grad school made me teeter between my interests in both fundraising and marketing – never fully knowing which path I should ultimately pursue as a career. If only I looked at how I was spending my free time!

twitter feed copy
My desktop Twitter “homepage.”

I recently spoke with a friend (also in my program), and we both felt like grad school only made our interests more broad and confusing than ever before. Funny how that works, huh? You decide to take the plunge and study a very specialized field, only to find that you don’t actually know what you want to do once you enter the program!

If you’re reading this right now and you aren’t sure what it is you actually want to do, fear not: the moment will come when you realize your true passion – even if it’s not in the form of a dramatic realization. Whether it comes in the form of your own Twitter feed or another, just know that you’re not alone. There’s a good chance that someone you know feels the same way.

* * * * *

Want to follow me on Twitter? Click here, or (if you’re on mobile) follow @jennyloe on your Twitter app!