Hello Blogosphere!

My name is Marla, and I’m starting a blog. Why you might ask? For a couple of reasons actually…

1)   I’m a sales and marketing professional in my mid-20s and I’ve had a pretty interesting career so far. From driving Safari Trucks at Walt Disney World to starting my own business, it hasn’t been boring yet!

At the moment, I’m in the middle of a career transition because of a company reorganization. They saw me doing one thing, and I see my career going in a different direction. As I work through job interviews, negotiations, further education, and reinventing myself as a young professional, one of my colleagues said I should share my experiences in a blog. So if nothing else, this is for you Penny!

2)   I’m a young professional who travels all the time for work, recently bought a house, and just married my college sweetheart. I have a lot of thoughts and even questions on how to achieve this mythical “work/life balance,” so I’d love to start a conversation with people who are going through the same things in life or have been there before!

3)   I’m taking the #ZeroToHero challenge! Lots of great ideas and recommendations for getting a blog up and running on this blog. So I’m joining the challenge.
I'm a Zero to Hero Blogger!

That’s pretty much it. In this blog I’ll talk about what it’s like to be a young professional today, I’ll share tips and life hacks I learn as I go, and I may or may not include some random posts on ballroom dancing. (Full disclosure: my husband and I love to dance! Even though we’re not professionals by any means, we’re almost always one of the first folks on the dance floor at a wedding!)

That’s it for my first post! More random thoughts and comments coming soon.

TTFN!

-Marla

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10 thoughts on “Hello Blogosphere!

  1. Hi, I like your blog! My job history is similar to yours, but I am not sure what generation I fit in. I am sort of on the cusp of Gen X, I guess. You may be interested in checking out my blog at suzymon.wordpress.com. I also started on the blog challenge. That is how I found yours. My focus is more on words than images, but I would like to learn to include more images, eventually.

  2. I just found your blog and I’m definitely looking forward to reading about your experiences! I’m also going to be changing careers soon (leaving the military, hopefully this summer) and I’m a bit nervous about grad school, job interviews, and everything else in the transition to “normal” life. I’ll take any help I can find, and will gladly offer any pointers as I come across them! Cheers, and congratulations on being a newlywed! 🙂

    • Same here! You definitely have an interesting story to tell. Keep sharing those experiences. (Full confession, the one time I visited Maui for vacation I LOVE it! But I was also 10, there for one week, and had no clue what “cost of living” and “island fever” were…)

      Also, check back in a little while if you want to see what I’ve learned about my recent job switch. Interviewing, negotiations, etc… Should have some of those thoughts up here pretty soon!

      Best,
      -Marla

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