The Unknown

It’s incredible how things can change in such a short period of time. From the start of post-grad life, I knew that trying to find something that I was just as passionate about in college in the working world would be a challenge. It sort of mirrored that of when I graduated from high school and found that event planning and business had been a passion, but had no longer interested me, except now I was still passionate about social justice advocacy and still wanted to be a part of a movement that was bigger than myself. When the opportunity at SolarCity surfaced I was clueless as to who or what the company was, except that it was rapidly growing and headquartered in San Francisco. What I quickly came to realize, however, was that it’s main priority was sustainability and making solar the plurality of power across the nation. The job description was a dream, being a part of greater social change through providing a sustainable way to give energy to the world, and as I applied I was nervous about my lack of experience with solar power until I remembered planning the Solar Car Challenge in high school. It’s strange how cyclical my life has been up to this point; how certain places and people have resurfaced in my life at the most random of moments. When I got the call yesterday about being offered (what I had come to think of as) my dream job yesterday I realized how incredibly blessed I was. These last few months following graduation have been some of the lowest of my life, aside from when Michael died. The same demons that I had fought to overcome when Michael died resurfaced with a vengeance and it took everything in me to keep them at bay and to stay motivated to find a new path in life that I would be happy with. I believe I’ve found this new path and am grateful for the opportunity to travel it. The unknown is a little less unknown now and I’m excited to discover it.

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Author: Brittney

A girl who lives in books, loves in songs, wallows in self-doubt, demands equality, and consumes copious amounts of coffee, while fighting the patriarchy.

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