Thursday, October 04, 2012

A Work In Progress

I just wanted to share an update about work. I really do love my job even though it can be stressful and demanding at times. I enjoy knowing the work I do benefits others and I am fortunate enough to work with some really great people.

Right now I'm in the process of hiring another person and it's been quite a process. I can say there are some really great people out there and I know it's going to be really hard to choose. It's one of those times you wish you could pick a few folks and let them each shine in their own way but sometimes that's just not possible.

One fun thing I did recently was set up the volunteer opportunity part of the curriculum for JA City. JA City is part of Junior Achievement. I totally wish I had some of these programs when I was growing up. Here's what JA has to say about the City:
Junior Achievement City will host over 10,500 fifth and eighth grade students from 101 schools during the 2012-2013 school year. JA City is located in Discovery Gateway Children's Museum in Downtown Salt Lake City and is home to over 20 storefronts sponsored by local businesses. Students bring this 10,000 square foot learning facility to life as they operate banks, manage restaurants, vote for JA City Mayor, develop working budgets and  manage their business and personal finances. Students think creatively, demonstrate personal responsibility, solve problems and attain their goals in this hand-on experience!

The kids will have a chance to put together a journal to record their service efforts over the summer. I helped create the content for the journal and the super talented Jenn on our marketing team make it look fabulous. They'll assemble one journal for themselves and another that will be "donated" to a kid in need. It's a simple activity that lets them have a taste of volunteering within the confines of the City.


Do you love what you do? Do you feel you've found your passion and purpose when it comes to your career? If not do you plan to go back to school or change jobs to find something that's more fulfilling?

2 comments:

  1. I love the journal project where they will make one for themselves and one to donate! What a cool experience the whole thing would be!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I think that even if you love what you do, no job comes with out frustrations and struggles at times. I think your job is awesome because when it gets tough or busy, you can remind yourself of how many people you are helping. I loved library work but of course certain situations could be rough at times. It's give and take and always reminding yourself of the positives. I've found that it's helpful for me to sometimes step back and reevaluate why I do what I do and if it's still bringing me the positive results that I love about it. If not, then I would maybe make a change. You will find someone great to round out your team because whoever you choose will have a great leader! You! You will mold them and teach them to shine in what they do.

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