Iraolyn S. Humphreys
major. The answer was no.
comical to me how one often searches scrupulously for theirpurpose and passion, only to inevitably find that it was right in front of them all along.Naturally, as a political science major I took quite a few courses within comparativepolitics and international relations,
and became aware that the world’s prosperous, diverse, yet
oftentimes conflicting political systems rarely agreed upon topics that were intended to impact thegood of the world. So once the revelation set in (and it did take some time) that my ability towrite well was actually a Godsend, I became consumed
almost to the point of an obsession
with figuring out what exactly my writing niche was and exactly what I needed to do to perfect itand turn it into a budding career. The more I wrote, the more praises I received for my writing,the more driven and determined I became.Most of us thrive in the job or career that opens the door to our creative zeal and deepfascination
when we can enjoy our employ and see our salary as a benefit rather than theobjective. It was coherent communication, both oral and written, which allowed me to excel inbusiness development by building lasting rapports between Fortune 100 companies andconsulting firms. Through studying and understanding the attitudes, practices, and concerns of both the client and the customer, I developed business, and generated and increased revenue.My post undergraduate accomplishments are completely opposite of what my degreesuggests that they may have been. Having a work history comprised of mostly businessdevelopment positions;
I think it’s reasonable to assert
ained the foundational skillsnecessary to become an accomplished public relations specialist. While I have made a decentliving working in that field, the idea of acclimating it as my permanent career has never been anoption for me. I
the sense of fulfillment that one should gain from a career. Thepining for more, which I have oftentimes delayed confronting, remained a sputter that permeatedthe truth of my dreams and desires.
I don’t believe that the things we are good at are all a matter of happenstance. I believe
that they all intertwined in order to reach a desired outcome, a purpose. It was a light bulb