Unexpectedly I found myself traveling home to the states for a long weekend due to a family matter. I received the required time off (five working days although two of those days were reserved for travel) and appreciated the last minute adjustment my work made.
Before, and after, this time, I continued to oversee photo shoots that were being produced and every worked hands-on with a stop/motion video I designed personally. The hair company loved the video and it will be published on all social media platforms within the month of July. It was a rewarding feeling that I was able to contribute greatly to a client.
We also have received three new interns, one of which is working directly within my department. She is working for Brandnation for a month during her summer holiday off from uni. It’s interesting being an intern that’s helping a new intern learn what is going on within Brandnation, as I am still constantly learning new things.
One of the harder things that have happened over the last two weeks was maintaining my personal life with my work life. It became important for me to leave what was bothering me outside of work to leave outside of work. I had some family issues, as well as personal relationship issues, forming during the week of the 20th and needed to move forward from it at work. Yes, my coworkers are more than willing to listen if I need to talk about what is going on but I didn’t want my work day, or week, to revolve around my personal life. Working full-time means that I have to balance a personal and professional life, and while sometimes it is okay for it to intermingle it is not okay for everything to always come together.
One of the more rewarding things happening, besides getting praised for my stop/motion video, was working on a sports competition. I was able to contact a social media blogger directly and manage the competition, everything from choosing the winner to making sure that the packages were being sent out properly. For the first time I felt responsible for something important and I hope that while I continue to work for Brandnation I will be rewarded with more responsibilities.