Category Archives: Ambitions & Dreams

Graduation SZN: 3 Things To Know About Post-Grad Life

First, congratulations to the graduating class of 2017, you did it, you did it!

Still waiting on my Hogwarts invitation…I’m 27 now…

College is a BIG DEAL. Not to rain on anyone’s parade but pretty soon you’re going to get a rude awakening, a wake-up call from this thing called life a.k.a adulting.

YOU HAVE NO EXPERIENCE! So, you’re going to have to learn how to sizzle. What I mean is, embrace the process and be patient with yourself. Create a hit list of dream jobs and go get ’em!

Attaining a college degree and consistently showing up to class for participation points was only the beginning of the battle. Now, you’re going to have to work hard for your money! Since you’re not going to have 5-7 yrs experience, you’ll soon realize MOST if not ALL, jobs you apply to (or want to apply to) either want 3-5 years experience or 7-10 years, so unless you’ve been working since childbirth, you don’t have that extensive of a career life span, yet; so you know what that means? YOU GUESSED IT:

You’re going to have to grind it out and hustle! Here are a few things you should know about what to expect post-grad and just to remember in general:

1.STAY HUNGRY, STAY HUMBLE!
You’re going to have to show employers you’re hungry to learn and eager for more food by showing them WHY you deserve a seat at that table. What do I mean? What I mean is this; you’ve done the academic part, you’ve secured a degree that allows you to pull up a chair to the table, but it doesn’t necessarily show employers why they should hire you or why they should feed you*!


Often times, employers seek out fresh talents with interesting perspectives, although they’re willing to take a chance on you, you’re going to have to consistently work you’re a** off to show, you’re not just some know-it-all, entitled “millennial;” you’re actually a hard worker. Since you don’t have any experience you’re going to get stuck doing ALOT of the work NOBODY wants to do, you’re going to feel like you’re on an endless road of paying your dues and questioning all of your life choices. You may have to take a job where you’re barely making $40,000 a year. It’s not going to be fun or even glamorous no matter who you end of working for. Just giving you the trill spill; You’re very “green”, a.k.a beginner status a.k.a super entry level. Be prepared to suck up your pride just to build some clout on your resumé. After about a year or two in, you’ll see your supervisor and colleagues will begin to take you more seriously which shows them, you’re consistent, humble and always hungry. You’ll always have a place mat and food at the table.

2. SHOW UP AND SHOW OUT.
Unless you have unlimited PTO (which some people do have) you’re going to have to show up EVERYDAY. At least, if you’re willing to do your best and stand out from the rest to be that rockstar employee. When undergrads ask me, do I miss college, or what’s one thing I miss about the experience…you know what I tell them? I get it REAL! I tell them the truth!

Just like I’m telling you NOW, if I was sick, or stayed out too late the night before class, or just didn’t want to go because I’d rather hang out with my friends in class, I COULD! That’s what college teaches us, showing up is 80% of success. If you skip class, you can take a nap or go do your own thing. Unfortunately, in the real world, life doesn’t work like that. You’re not striving for As or Bs, you’re praying you’ve got enough money in the bank to pay your bills and maybe treat yourself to some Chiptole. Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready! You’re going to want to not get up at 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. or 8 a.m., you’re going to hit the snooze button ALOT of times and dread your morning commutes. But as SOON as you begin your day, be prepared to always do your best.

3.DON’T PLAY YOURSELF! Get as much experience as possible. Possibilities are ENDLESS.
Contrary to popular belief, you absolutely do not have to restrict your awesomeness by only applying to jobs within your field. The first step in applying for most jobs is that fact, that you, in fact, have a piece of paper on it that says you’ve secured your degree. You have a bachelor of whatever and that’s the first key to getting in the door.  Just promise me, you won’t get comfortable or get lazy. You have to remember to remain challenged if you’re bored as for more work. You never want to feel stagnant in your career because one day you’ll wake up wondering why you never chased your dreams and look at yourself, like congratulations, you played yourself!

Apply to any and every job you THINK you may be interested in. In college, we have this crazy vision that we have our entire lives mapped out and know exactly what we’re going to be doing, perhaps some of us do. But if you’re like me, life doesn’t go according to plan and you’re going to have to roll with the punches.

My very first boss after graduating from college told me this, What you’re doing today, isn’t what you’re going to be doing in 5 or 10 years. Heck, you might not even be doing this in 1-2 years from now.

I didn’t understand what he meant back then. It was so hard to find a job where I could see myself that I was putting so much pressure on myself to make the right decision in where I would work next. But here’s the sad truth, as a new graduate you CAN’T afford to be picky unless you’re some golden child and you CAN’T afford to skip out on something that could be an amazing opportunity. Don’t pressure yourself out of your blessings, follow your intuition and chase your dreams!

YOUNG T-BABY BLACK GRAD. #SJSU. 2014.

Ambitious Girl Series #1

For all of you that know, Ambitious Girl World’s mission is to empower Ambitious Girls everywhere to live their best lives. You may have noticed that the site has gotten a new makeover! Courtesy of Brittany Melton, a fellow Ambitious Girl, and a Web Design Extraordinaire! I found Brittany in the twitter streets after she was tweeting dope design tips. One reason I love following Brittany besides her design knowledge is her, Today’s lessons tweets. Her tweets seem to pop up in a timely manner on my feed, indirectly inspiring me to never give up in chasing my dreams. Brittany has done a phenomenal job working on my site and designed my first logo for Ambitious Girl World, adding fuel to the fire in finally taking serious steps in the greatness of what Ambitious Girl World can be. Naturally, I wanted to shed the spotlight her as well as introduce the first installment of, #AmbitiousGirlSeries.

#AmbitiousGirlSeries with Brittany

What’s your name and where are you from?

Brittany from Alabama

What do you do? As in, what’s your day job? And what’s your passion project?

I’m a web and logo designer during the day, artist, and gamer at night. I’m hoping to be an artist and a character designer full-time someday.

What does ambition look like to you?

Ambition looks like making the impossible happen! You can make the impossible, possible with just one to-do list at a time…even when you don’t “feel” like it. Ambition isn’t the title or swagger we have on the outside, it’s for those times when life gets hard and you have to make the dreams happen.

What are your dreams and what steps are you taking to achieve them?

I want to be an artist and character designer. I’m slowly but surely taking painting and illustration classes, building a community around my art, and trying to create a new piece each day.

Life Mantra: Everything you need is already manifesting.

What advice would you give to your 8-year-old self?

You’re a great artist, even if someone else gets recognition for your hard work and you don’t. Keep drawing.

Words of wisdom for other ambitious girls like you?

Take a large dream goal and break it into smaller steps. You may not be able to do your dream job full-time now, but maybe you can spend this year gaining a useful skill related to that dream.

You can find Brittany online as a designer: twitter+instagram (@xobritdear) and xobritdear.com.

What I appreciate about Brittany’s work ethic is not just her willingness to offer quality customer service but her patience in helping explain the process to you. Brittany is very creative and accommodating. She knows her stuff and is happy to answer any questions you may have. This was my first time hiring a designer for my site, and it has definitely set the bar with anyone else I do business with in the future. She isn’t just a designer; she goes the extra mile by also acting as a design connoisseur with a willingness to provide explanations and expertise regarding web design. I’m extremely pleased with how things turned out and I hope to do business with Brittany again in the future!

What are you waiting for? Check out Brittany now!

#AmbitiousGirlSeries will be an on-going series devoted to dope women doing their thang and chasing their dreams and ambitions no matter how hard life gets. I think it’s important to start the conversation that we all deserve the life we want to live. We don’t have to give up on our dreams or ourselves. Seeing other women carrying out their goals should be a motivator that you can do it too! There’s enough space for us all to live out our dreams and continue to chase these checks. There’s true power in words and thoughts, so let’s start to hold each other accountable and actively work towards the lives we want to live. You just have to believe in yourself, find hope in your situation and imagine the possibilities. Anything is possible, you have what it takes and deserve whatever you want in this lifetime.

Interested in having the spotlight shine on you? Drop me a tweet or email and introduce yourself!

I Quit My Job! It’s Over, It’s Canceled! Let’s Move On!

I started my job last year, April 4, 2016. Just last week, shy of one day marking my year anniversary, I put in my resignation notice.  My last day would be Friday, April 14. That day is today.

I don’t have a job offer waiting for me, I don’t have a plan (yet) necessarily, I may have some leads, but here’s what I do have: I have dreams, I have ambitions, and I deserve to be happy. I’m not worried. I’m relieved. Jeremiah 29:11.

I’m on my way to more Caucasian Opportunities sis, wbu?

I want Ambitious Girl World, to not only serve as an honest repository of my own personal self-discovery journey but I hope my stories inspire the ambitious girl inside of you too. One day, I’d like to offer a platform for other ambitious girls for resources and encouragements to live their best lives. I also have a dream career, I have a clear vision of where I see myself. But I’ll get into that later…here’s why I quit:

I knew I wanted to leave this job about 3 weeks in. YUP! I know what you’re thinking, wow! This girl is dramatic and entitled as fuck. BUT that’s not it Sis, there were so MANY RED FLAGS SCREAMING ABORT MISSION! ABORT MISSION!!!!  For now, I’m going to spare you the details. What I am going to tell you is, I played myself by staying as long as I have. I should’ve trusted my instincts right off the bat and jumped ship a long time ago. About 3 weeks in, there was a situation where our company was audited and as a new employee, I spent the next two months (my first two months on the job!) committed to cleaning up someone else’s mess and consoling my erratic scattered-brained boss. She didn’t make my job any easier. She was a frantic stress ball of a mess, but she meant well. Unfortunately, this was just the beginning to an inevitable domino effect that would lead me down this exhausting treacherous path.

I know what you’re thinking now; if I was so unhappy, why didn’t I leave? Hear me out; really quick, I had interviews lined up, almost the very next day after catching my boss crying in my office, red in the face after the auditors finally left.  Business is business and I don’t owe anybody anything I thought. However, after a phone interview, I told myself, “No. Tieara, you’re an adult. You can’t jump ship this early on. Look at this as a challenge, look at this as a chance to develop and grow in a new way.” So I stayed. Challenge accepted.

One moment…

MY BREAKING POINT: About 4-5 months in, I found myself in the office working long shifts as a one-(Wo)man marketing team. In short, I had to be 4 different people, fulfill my daily duties, juggle the other manager’s job, my co-worker’s job as well as act on my boss’s behalf whenever she was out of the office. I did not receive a temporary promotion during this time. Eventually, I got a “Thank you for being awesome” gift bag full of treats and trinkets. *rolls eyes* To paint the picture refer to my previous post, Overworked and Underpaid, published in 2016.

I know what you’re thinking again, “Sis! You should’ve used this opportunity as a pivotal point to showcase your awesome abilities to be the ultimate girl boss and get the job done or better yet, move up into a higher position.”

Sure, but the thing is, I did everything in my power to carry out exactly everything I needed to do and more. I was EXCEEDING expectations and STRESSED TF OUT. It resulted in two months of being overworked, unpaid, high blood pressure and my nerves were shot. It shouldn’t be that serious but it’s like my workload was never-ending while I was still struggling to navigate through company procedures as a new employee. There were situations where I worked 10+ shifts with no water, not even a lunch break. During this time, I was passively interviewing here and there, and made it to the final round in an ideal role/company but wasn’t chosen in the end. All the while, I was trying to make my situation better. I would try to go to work happy, just to immediately be annoyed at my boss yelling my name down the hallway. I then became apprehensive to actually leave, in fear that I would land at another job I could potentially hate or worse. Are we supposed to hate our jobs? I can’t live like this…

I HIT A BRICK WALL 6 MONTHS IN: My manager who isn’t the most organized would leave everything until the last minute and frantically worry me practically to death to get a lot of the things turned in on time. I wasn’t ok with the amount of workload placed in addition to the daily microaggressions and casual racism I had to endure as the only black girl in the office at the brink of a Trump Tyranny. I felt invisible, like a working horse who somehow simultaneously was praised as the marketing rockstar of the office for just doing the bare minimum.

Eventually, I voiced my concerns to which fell on deaf ears. This company has a history of high turnover rates, so I suggest you use Glassdoor reviews and my story as your references when applying to future job opportunities. I was only an employee barely at my 6-month mark READY TO HIT THE DIP. It’s not to say the people I worked with, weren’t good people.

They were, the company was just way too traditional, conservative and embraced a dry by the book type of culture. It also made it “ok” to exhaust employees in all aspects by throwing a lot at them, all at once with barely any training while the higher ups didn’t do any of the real work. I wasn’t happy or inspired. Instead of thriving, I felt suffocated, I felt stuck, I felt depressed. It may be worth mentioning that the reason I took this job in the first place is because I wanted to explore marketing. I studied public relations in college and early on promised myself I would try public relations, communications, and marketing all before settling into my career by choosing an exact discipline. I knew I still needed to not only identify my strengths or weaknesses as a young professional, but I needed to discover my dislikes or likes first before committing to a company for longer than a year or two. It was easy to make lateral moves as often times these industries are departments under one big umbrella in-house. However, I’m sorry to say that any enthusiasm or desire to learn I had in the beginning, died out fast. My day-to-day at the office looked more like a glorified paper-pusher, a trained chimpanzee pushing around a bunch of paperwork. I barely did anything marketing related besides, implementing things I already knew how to do, like event planning or maintaining brand assets/collateral. Instead, when I wasn’t pushing around the paper, I was a chimp acting as an accountant of sorts.  I was bored out of my mind with this brainless monkey work, I didn’t go to school for this shit.

Soon, my big smile turned downward into a lifeless stale expression as I lost my appetite for work. I began coming to work late or taking my time doing one thing all day. I hope they fire me, I thought. As an Ambitious Girl, eager to learn, I wasn’t feeling inspired, I wasn’t creating, I wasn’t learning. I wasn’t growing or being coached, I had  NO desire to grow within this company.

Everyone could tell I wasn’t happy but nobody cared enough to ask why. By the end of 2016, things were really really rough. I turned into a person who was outside of my character. I was always negative, always angry and always exhausted. It caused issues in my relationship. It caused issues with my performance, I was driving myself and everyone around me crazy by self-loathing and constantly complaining about how much I hated my job day in and day out.
I was sick, I was stressed out, I was tired. How did I let myself end up like this? No amount of coins is worth feeling this shitty.  

FINALLY, my mind was made up. I can’t do this anymore. I knew I didn’t want to stay with this company and it was time to indeed, abort the mission.

After the holidays I somehow managed to make it out of 2016 with my job still intact even though, I stopped trying and I stopped caring way before then. My personal life was collapsing and only furthering my stress, suffocating me, as my mom was hospitalized and my boyfriend broke up with me at the SAME DAMN TIME. I didn’t give a FUCK about anything anymore…why won’t they fire meand then, SHIT GOT REAL. 

To make a long story really short, I had to move due to unforeseen circumstances. My life became a modern day series of misfortunate events. Again, I’m sparing so many of the details. It was like all of a sudden the universe and God made me EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE. I physically had to move out of my living situation with nowhere to go, on top of being broken hearted, worrying about my mom and hating my job. With the new year, I had big plans for 2017 and a plethora of self-care & career goals. Instead, I had to figure out my next move and how I was going to survive. God literally pulled the rug from beneath me.

I’ve been living out of a suitcase and staying at a friend’s house for the last month and a half now. It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is an expensive place to live. I became even more exhausted, not understanding why any of this was happening to me. If I was going to be homeless, I could at least find a better job, but my self-sabotaging ways only deferred any potential opportunities I may have had. I couldn’t start a new job anyways when my life was literally in shambles. My mental health, security, and stability took priority by this point.

I’m out!

So I decided to quit my job. Why continue to fight for survival in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. just to go to a job I hate every day? It’s my life, who said I had to be comfortable being miserable anyways?

But, who really said I had to fit into a box of undeserving mediocrity? who said that?

I couldn’t get comfortable, I don’t want to be comfortable. The coins aren’t worth being miserable sis. The way I see it, I gave this job a fair shot. I wanted to leave a long time ago, but I stayed and tried to have an open mind. To be honest, I feel like I just wasted away, like I only handicapped myself by wasting a year not doing what I really wanted to do with my life. What I will say is this, hating my job forced me to seek passions outside my 9-5. I pitched myself to some online pubs and start contributing, I learned that writing is a true passion of mine and that my ideal working environment is to create and cultivate.

 

Me leaving the office on my last day.

So, I quit. I decided to choose my livelihood, wellness, and happiness. These were more important than being miserable every day. ON ANOTHER NOTE: Ever since I graduated in 2014 I have been talking about moving to New York. I know it will make or break me, but I owe it to myself to try! When I moved to San Jose, I had a list of goals, which I exceeded. I have developed into a well-round experienced young professional with a competitive edge living here. Now, It’s time for a new chapter. So, what’s next?

Time to move on!

I’m packing up my one suitcase, toiletries and moving back in with my mom. I’m doing this so I can save money, work multiple jobs, pay off debt and stack my coins for a year before I begin my journey to New York. My parents are retired military, so moving home isn’t going to be a luxurious staycation by any means. I’ll be expected to work and contribute to the household, which I’m completely O.K. with doing. I would rather, help my mom out if I can, continue writing, continue growing my blog, continue chasing my dreams, REDISCOVERING MYSELF AND HAPPINESS than wasting away every day stuck inside an office with no windows and harsh fluorescent lights wondering if it will ever happen for me. I have been in constant grind mode since I moved to San Jose in 2012, I even worked or interned here through every summer break, I landed a job before graduating, the world was my oyster. Now, it’s time for a drastic change.

Right now, I’m actively looking for a job even though I’d rather spend my time writing. However, I’m tired of just dreaming of New York. I’ve recently purchased a ticket to go visit. It’ll be my first time in the big apple and I’m flying solo. I already know I’ll fall madly in love with the concrete jungle and not want to leave. I’m tired of only talking about my dreams, instead of living them. I’m tired of blocking my blessings, it’s the universe’s will things happened as they did. I’m on a new mission, a mission of self-exploration and self-discovery. Can I end up being that sun-kissed girl with a huge curly ‘fro, bright-eyed and wide smile walking the Brooklyn streets with her two french bulldogs, Lola & Lou? I can and I will.

In the meantime, I’m spending my time contributing, reading more books and taking Udemy & General Assembly classes. One book I’m reading now is by Reid Hoffman,  The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career I want to leave you with this quote: “We’re all works in progress. Each day presents an opportunity to learn more, do more, be more, grow more in our lives and careers…Get busy livin’, or get busy dying’. If you’re not growing, you’re contracting. If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward.”

 

One thing this job did was inspire me to seek out my passions and write more, which is why I actively contribute to publications today. Ultimately, I turned a negative into a positive and used my hardships as motivation. Do you guys ever feel like finding the right career and finding the right tinderoni are one in the same? You’re not alone. Hear my thoughts on 6 Things That Make Dating As Exhausting As Finding A Job via Elite Daily.

New Year. New Intentions.

HELLO WORLD!!!! WE MADE IT TO ANOTHER NEW YEAR!

quick 2016 recap in meme form:

ACCURATE AF.

ACCURATE AF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyways, It’s OVER! It’s CANCELLED! Let’s move on to something that really matters…

Moving on to 2017 like...

Moving on to 2017 like…

 

 

 

 

 

How many of you have affirmed your new year’s resolutions? Let me take a “wild” guess…Are they to lose more weight? Date more? Budget or save more money? The list goes on… Now how many of you have genuine intentions for your life? Are you wondering what the difference is? Hold that thought:

Google Definitions:
Resolution
res·o·lu·tion
rezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/
noun
plural noun: resolutions

  1. 
a firm decision to do or not to do something.

 Intention
in·ten·tion
inˈten(t)SH(ə)n/
noun
plural noun: intentions

  1. 
a thing intended; an aim or plan. “she was full of good intentions”

(Thanks, Google)

In the New Year, 2017, I’m proposing a new concept, better yet a BRAND NEW mindset. Instead of beginning this year off with a “negative” mindset as in, things NOT to do, or anymore of, I want to set intentions. I want to aim higher. I want to make every intention worth it, every day that this New Year brings. *feel the vibes*

Hello 2017.

I spent a lot of the holidays reflecting on my life up until this point. So as far as my intentions go, all I can tell you is this; I like to think of myself as a person who is pretty self-aware but handicapped by bad habits and impulses. With that being said, I know there are SO many things I need to work on, but I want to remember to celebrate myself for WHO I am, and who I’ve evolved into today. First and foremost, in 2017 I’m going to love myself and celebrate myself MORE. I encourage you to do the same.

Part of my new found self-reflection should be accredited to a new ritual I happened to stumble upon, let me tell you more about it:

Last year, while listening to an episode of TheFriendZone,  I discovered Mystic Lipstick. At first, I thought she was really cool as an astrologer who gives reads on people’s zodiac signs, but after following her on twitter for a solid half of the year I discovered new moon rituals. She just did one for Capricorn New Moon:

Moon Rituals: The new moon is the birthing cycle of the moon’s various phases aka a new moon phase aka optimal time for planning and seeding your intentions.

I’ve always been a believer of the universe, naturally; but this new discovery has enabled me to actually manifest my desires. Lately, as my focus has been on self-love. I want to heal from past traumas but I also avoid making the same mistakes. With that being said, my intentions mostly align with self-care and career goals. (I can’t disclose exactly as to what my new moon intentions are since they’re personal and magical, so I have to keep those to me, myself and I intended for my new moon journal only.) I have faith knowing my intentions will align with my highest achievable good because I believe I deserve them. I encourage everyone to create their list of intentions regardless if you’re waiting for a new moon ritual or not. Stop criticizing yourself or believing you should be doing this and/or NOT doing that, that’s what resolutions are for…” resolving a problem..” I hear to let you know (and remind myself as I type) you’re not the problem! You’re a work in progress, you’re a work of art, you are a masterpiece in the making and every other cliché known to man. As long as you have dreams and believe you deserve these things, you can ATTAIN THEM! This year, join me in being more mindful with my intentions and aiming higher, not also searching for a solution to a problem or worrying about how I’m going to fix myself or save myself from myself.

 

Daily Affirmations

daily affirmations & friendly little reminders.

 

Dear Ambitious Girls,

My fellow dreamers and doers, let’s create and manifest our intentions.

We deserve it.

This year, let’s practice patience with ourselves.

This year, let’s become more confident in ourselves.

 

Overworked and Underpaid

I have a question, How do you handle or how should you handle being overworked and underpaid?

Does anybody have an actual answer? Or is this what life is like for the working middle class in America?

Currently, I’m in a position where this is my reality. I am extremely overworked, managing others, picking up the slack and covering for others fulfilling their job duties amongst other things outside my scope on top of my job.

It’s been hard. It’s been like this for almost two months now.

I’ve had a lot put on me that’s well above my pay grade and most definitely out of my scope. If you’ve been following me, you’ll remember that earlier this year I was on the search for a new job with endless opportunities. The more practical sense was, I landed a gig about 10 miles away from my home, making around 50k. I was honestly ecstatic, I was excited to get into marketing and see if I had what it takes. I was PUMPED.

Fast forward 5 months and I’m already burnt out.

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To paint the picture, my supervisor was gone for basically a month due to vacation and surgery, another manager quit and my coworker is vacationing in Europe, leaving me to literally do 3 other people’s jobs and mine for the last month and a half. You could say, I’ve been a one-man marketing team plus an admin on the side. (THE REAL MVP)

Remember, I’m a new employee here, within this particular company and there’s a lot I still don’t know, so it’s been extremely overwhelming and a lot of pressure to get comfortable in my daily duties as well as provide extra support in all other areas. I’m so stressed out that I can’t even sleep at night, I’m constantly being pulled in different directions and it’s just not healthy and a paycheck just isn’t worth it.

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It’s safe to say I’ve lost my steam and I’ve reached my breaking point. I’m naturally a hard worker but you guys wouldn’t even imagine the things I’ve done just to get the “job done” but simply put, there’s no sense in doing director level work on a coordinator-like salary.

So why am I writing a blog post about this?  I feel a lot of my peers who are young like me, talented, educated, and hard working like me; or like you, who have dreams, ambitions, and goals often get a lot thrown at them. Why? Because people, others, our supervisors and the higher ups recognize the fire within, to “Light the world on fire,” the passion, the hunger…inside of us; which is great.

BUT…Does being low on the totem pole equate to having to constantly pay your dues, being on-edge to the point of wanting to rip your eyebrows off from being overworked? Within these last few weeks, I’ve worked 10-11 hour shifts with no breaks. Sure, today my boss gave me a “thank you” basket, but it’s, unfortunately, a little too late. To be quite, frank a pay rise would’ve been much more appreciated.

ANYWAYS…enough of my pity party, I know I should be grateful I even got a “gift.”

For myself, being a dreamer and an Ambitious Girl, I still firmly believe in “having it all” or at least being able to like where you work…you know?

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So in case you’re reading this and feeling lost too, or maybe a little hopeless here is what you should do…

  1. Ask yourself why aren’t you happy at work?
  2. What will it tale for you to be happy at work?
  3. Are you ready to change it?

If you’re Overworked and Underpaid, check out your 4 options in this article on Muse.

I read this article and I’ve thought about asking for a raise or a promotion, but the truth of the matter is, frankly I just do not want to work here any longer. So, as an ambitious girl determined to win, it’s time to move on and time to be strong. So, let’s do it movin’. I have a few opportunities and if I’ve learned anything it’s to ask the right questions in the interview about the company, the culture and the priorities of the position and a clear definition of the prospected role.

Remember, as a dreamer and a doer, it’s OK to walk away from situations and companies who don’t fully appreciate you or recognize your worth.

Drop a comment below and let me know what you think you would do if you’ve found yourself in this position or what happened if you’ve been in my shoes before.