Things I’ve Learned from Working in the Customer Service Industry

I’ve had many painful experiences, as well as positive ones, from working in customer oriented positions. Even though these jobs can be physically and mentally taxing, I’ve learned so many valuable life lessons that I’ve been able to take with me. If you’ve ever worked in one of these jobs, you’ll understand where I’m coming from. Continue reading

Lessons My Boyfriend Taught Me: How to Be a Renaissance Man (or Woman) in Your Industry

*Photo Cred for Picture on the Left: Quinn Strauser (Instagram: @quinn.strauser).*

I decided to take a slightly different approach for this week’s blog post. I sat down with my boyfriend in his 1999 Honda (which we have cleverly nicknamed Rhonda the Honda) and asked him a couple questions that I was always curious about. Since the age of 13, Kwame Badu has dedicated countless hours (and dollars) to music. He’s not your typical rapper- he sings, writes lyrics, records artists, plays guitar, mixes and masters audio files, samples music from several genres, and produces original beats. Since I see him almost every day, I have gotten used to the fact he is a multi-talented person. I rarely stop to think about how ingenious it is for someone to become so self-reliant so quickly. I started to realize that anyone can achieve self-reliance even if they’re not interested in being a musician. These are his pointers for becoming a renaissance man or woman in your desired field. Continue reading

Why I’m Glad I Had a “Boring” College Experience

Instead of going straight to a 4-year university after high school, I enrolled in the closest community college to where I lived. At the time, I didn’t realize how thankful I would be for the 3 years I was going to spend at San Diego Mesa College. Continue reading