• Danielle

Over Ambitious Girl

Have you ever regretted being too ambitious. Sounds crazy right? Ambition is what pushes us to be the best version of ourselves we can be. But have you ever felt like your ambition has pushed you back. For example when I was in college my plan was to move to New York and start my career so, when it was time for an internship I made sure it was in New York. Not only did I land an internship in New York but, it was with MTV and at the same time Tiff had just landed an internship with Conde Nast which was amazing considering we went to different schools.

We couldn’t have been more excited for each other not just because we both landed great internships in our favorite city but that we were somewhat able to have that experience together. Now I attended Temple University right in the heart of North Philly, which means I was traveling to New York twice a week in addition to my regular classes and working part-time. Probably the most tiring time of my life those trips to New York made for a long day but, although I would be dead-dog tired by the end of the week I didn’t mind it because I was doing what I love and, I knew it would all pay off in the end.

I was so excited to be able to have MTV on my resume and everyone kept telling me how good that would look. Now fast forward three years later; I’m not working in my field in New York or Philly. Looking back sometimes I regret going for the big fish because it is a lot harder to network and for connections with people. Maybe if I would have not been so ambitious only looking for internships in New York things might have turned out different. Now not saying I regret my experience at MTV because I did learn a lot but what I’ve learned it’s not about what you know, it’s who you know. I guess it’s true what they say, “if you want to make God laugh tell him your plan.” Prayer and patience keeps me encouraged and I advise that to anyone feeling like they’re working hard with no pay off. Hard work is never for nothing you’re always being noticed.

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