Follow Your Yellow Brick Road!

Posted by Lady Mel On Tuesday, June 29, 2010 8 comments

The "You are Going Places" Award! Ray J, you should not have! Thanks hun! This award could not have come at a better time. I am a bit of a rut. Last week, I told you about my YouTube Culture and Trends Editor position dilemma. When I heard the job was filled through a Google recruiter,  I feel like I am going nothing in my life. You can take a look at my blog to get a glimpse of my bumpy road.

Since this discovery, I have been thinking quite profoundly about my future. In my mind. On the computer. Everywhere I cross. I do not know when recruiters will finally realize that I am more than a resume and interviewee. Perhaps, I am not doing enough to get their attention on my part. I just have to work a bit smarter, bolder, quicker, and harder to get what I want in life. Reinvention is a continuous cycle for me.

Despite my shortcomings, I always see the positive side at the end of the yellow brick road. Whether you are in circumstances worse and more incomprehensible than my own, if Dorothy got home with her red, glittery shoes, then you can click your heels three times hard enough to achieve your goals.

I appreciate that there are people out there like Ray-J and my social media family that are rooting for me to succeed. I am going places and with my witty charm and determination, there is no point in stopping me.

The main rule of this award was to answer the question: Where I will see myself in ten years?....Such as a vague question to begin a conversation with. What would a random person say?

Random person: Omg, I want to live in a big house out in the country with children and live happily after.

I am one of those people out there that don't have a year or 5 year plan all laid out because life is unpredictable. I do keep a weekly plan, my New Years Resolution, monthly goals, and blogging resolution, but I do not live by them each and every second of my life. Things happen that are out of my control. It is best to work your life around your goals. Have goals, not objectives; goals that are realistic and idealistic with a bit of flexibility thrown in.

So for instance, if you want to be an astronaut, you can be and there is no stopping you, but you have to understand that there are events that will be beyond our control. What if down the road a loved one passes away or a freak accident profoundly impacts the rest of your life and your goals? Did you have that listed on your 5-year plan? Think about it.

But I must answer the question. In 10 years, I would like to see myself out of my parent's house INDEFINITELY, a stable and innovative career that takes me out of my comfort zone, includes traveling of some sort, and helps me market the next generation of Internet and creative projects, an amazing NY loft, money to invest in and the opportunity to show the world that I am the baddest bitch out there. (Excuse my french! :D) And if this also counts, I sometimes imagine myself running the most influential and wealthiest company in the world and using that capital to save the world from yet another economic depression.

So where do I from here? Continue with my volunteer work, rebuild my skills and resume, network with more people, and use all my sheer power to impress the recruiters long enough to love me. And since I am a lovable, amazing Smithie with dreams and determination, I will never know what life has in store for me!

How do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?


Anonymous said...

Sometimes, I feel like I am going nowhere too! But then something outrageous happens in my life and I'm put back on track. You're always at your lowest when something better comes along.

Lady Mel said...


You see the problem is that "that something outrageous" has not happened to me yet. Been over a year now. I'm patient, but patience killed the bird months ago. lmao.

Annah said...

I feel your pain hun bun. I just quit my job so nothin' left to do but to keep truckin' and have FAITH!

Lady Mel said...

@Annah Thank you! How is the job hunt on your end?

Annah said...

Girl I love me some Michael Bolton... and my ipod apparently does too. LOL. My musical taste is a little random I guess.

Come visit more often and make me famous! :) (I will not ask you to follow me because that would be whoring myself, although I just did it in a very sneaky manner). lol

Lady Mel said...

@Annah- I will do. I have your blog on my Google Reader now and will check it out for now on. How did you find me? Blogger? Welcome to your home, away from home. Looking forward to your posts! :)

Annah said...

Still waiting for you to follow me :( ..... *le sigh*

Lady Mel said...

@Annah-ROFLMAO Im following you via Google Reader. Be patient, ninja. Did they teach you that in ninja school? :P