I Got a New Attituuuude!
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I Got a New Attituuuude!

About a year ago, I sat down and thought about what I really wanted to do with my life career-wise. I’ve worked in marketing pretty much since I graduated, and along the way I discovered a love of graphic design, social media, project management, and content marketing, all on top of my perma-love for fashion and magazines. But how did that translate to a comprehensive career that addressed both my creative side and my slightly anal organizational tendencies? Was it working at a branding and design agency? Managing promotional marketing projects? Something in the digital space?

Magazine on iPad

Once I made a list of everything I like to do (told you I was kind of anal), I tried to figure out if an all-encompassing job even existed–maybe some things would just have to be hobbies. After going over the list several times, I realized there was really only one type of job that hit every point: magazine editorial. However, this is a weird and exciting time for the publishing industry–the internets have changed the way people get their news, and tablets and smartphones have changed the way people consume once-printed information. Shizz is getting real.

Cincinnati fashion stylist This is my job now, yo

So I figured it was a long shot–I’d keep my eyes and ears open, but I like to be realistic. I maintained that realistic point of view when I was contacted about a part-time stylist position opening up at the local magazine; I was realistic when I interviewed with the heads of the art department and told them I needed something full time; I was realistic when I talked to the publisher about my ideal job (you know I had the description ready!); and I was realistic when I dropped off some requested paperwork and there was an offer letter waiting for me. And now, somehow, I’m a full-time Fashion Stylist and Art Assistant at Cincinnati Magazine, and realistic has become reality. I’m so happy I get to do this.

All I can say is, just keep going.

  • ashleigh

    May 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    That’s awesome! Congrats!

  • Courtnee

    May 22, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Congratulations!! Seeing hard work and a clear vision come together is a beautiful thing!

    • tamia

      May 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks Courtnee! Turns out knowing what you want is key to getting it!

  • Tamu

    May 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Congratulations! Do your thing, girl!

    • tamia

      May 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks Tamu!

  • Kim

    May 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    That is SO cool! And very encouraging for another marketing gal trying to find her sweet spot. Kudos to you for being honest about what you wanted and GETTING IT!

  • MJ

    May 24, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations! It’s encouragement even for those of us who have some of our own aspirations. 🙂 Yay you!!!

  • Lisa

    May 25, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Congratulations. Nothing wrong with being obsessive about lists, they bring clarity.

  • PkFashionsista

    June 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Very encouraging! Funny I came across this article because I am currently going through the same thing!

    • tamia

      June 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Well good luck to you! Hang in there!

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