Sunday 29 July 2012

LOL & Sunday Social

Sunday Social

1. What is your dream job?
I am luck to have my dream job! Since high school, I've wanted to work in non-profit fundraising. Not only am I in non-profit, but I work for an organization (Alzheimer's) which is very near and dear to my family. It was a loooong and sometimes complicated, what-are-you-doing road, but I did it.

2. If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
I think I would still work, but on a part time basis. I really do enjoy my job. I would maybe volunteer with other organizations on a fundraising/event basis. I currently have my own scholarship, but if I won the lottery, I think I'd establish my own foundation. And, of course, I'd travel!

3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
It changed all the time...Princess, ballerina, teacher, mom, lawyer/judge, politician, corporate something and marketing.

4. What piece career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
You have to REALLY love what you do. You will not make a lot of money, you will be unappreciated, you won't be supported by your boss, co-workers or the board, you will have to work nights and weekends, even though the office isn't open. You'll have to make a lot of sacrifices in your personal life, work under pressure and constantly be proving yourself. But if you REALLY LOVE what you do and are REALLY passionate about the organization, none of the above will matter.
Also, take a post grad related program (PR, Events, non-profit management) as it will give you hands on practical experience. And always full your gut...if you think something's a good idea, no matter how out of the box it is, push to make it happen. You have to take risks in this industry.

5. Biggest Pet Peeves either in life or in blogging or at work
Negative people...where all they do is rant, rave and complain. People who jump to conclusions and cut you off without giving you a chance to explain. People who don't signal when they drive and people who cut you off when you're driving- especially when no one's behind you- and drive under the speed limit. At work, co-workers who don't support what I do- yes, it's my job to do the fundraising but when I ask you to bring a poster to the place you are going, please do it. I know you say no because you think that fundraising has nothing to do with you, but remember it's the money I bring in that funds your please, help a girl out every once and awhile. 

6. Biggest Fears
Fear itself- being so fearful that I miss out on opportunities. I never want to miss out.
And mice.
And ghosts.
And the pitch black, you can't see anything dark.


  1. I get so annoyed when someone cuts me off. I'm so bad about it too. I try to catch up cut them off right back if I can haha. I'm awful.

  2. Nice, pretty blog! New follower from the sunday social link up!