Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Me and Avenia Bridal

You know how life takes you different places and you end up doing things you never imagined you would be doing?
Take, for example, my current job. I work for Avenia Bridal doing online marketing. Basically, I write and maintain their blog, I run their Facebook page (and Facebook ads), I'm learning how to oversee their website, and I help figure out other online marketing strategies. My writing (for the blog) means I interview past customers (brides) as well as our artistic director, Nancy (I ghost-write her). I also have to keep up on current wedding/bridal gown trends, ideas, and happenings, and I research other blogs/websites/forums to get information. After a month of doing this, what is the verdict?

I love it.

Weird, eh? I'm kind of a tom-boy at heart, and so finding myself writing for a boutique that sells high-end wedding gown couture is pretty funny. But I really enjoy this idea of marketing, and I really love the people I work with. I'm also impressed with the product and the integrity of the owners. It's a great job because it's less than part-time, on my own schedule, and I get to write! I also love socializing, so the networking part (which is starting to happen) is really fun. Plus they pay me to write. How cool is that?!

Anyway, even though it will look like blatant advertising, I just finished a post that I think you guys might like; it was about a girl I've known for nearly 9 years, and her mother and I have had several callings together at church. So fun! The coolest part is how she and her husband came together. Read it here!

Have you ever had a job in your life you loved? Did it surprise you that you loved it so much? Have you ever had a job you hated? Why?


Mother of the Wild Boys said...

What a fun story, and gorgeous wedding through and through.
As for the job I loved the most (besides Mommy-ing) that would be flying as a Flight Attendant. For a single gal with family spread out in different states, that was the BEST JOB EVER!
As for the job I wasn't the job, it was the co-workers...ugh! No further comment on that.

Anonymous said...

I don't know that I've ever had a job I loved. But I think I might like your job. (Don't worry, I'm not looking for work or anything.)

TaLaisa said...

I love her dresses. Bridal visionary personified.

I have had a job that I loved. Oddly enough it wasn't one that I wanted at first but once I got going I realized it was so perfect for me and I enjoyed it and excelled. I worked in a high end jewelry store, owned and managed by one of the strongest most amazing women I know. IT was awesome.

And then I had a baby.

I still miss that job.

Cardalls said...

i taught a couple of classes at UVSC (about 10 years ago) about preschool administration (i had previously been a preschool director for 2 high end centers in SLC). I LOVED teaching...would so love to go back andteach again!

Anonymous said...

I do have a job that I love, I teach at SLCC, it makes me feel useful and I think I learn as much as my students do. I never thought I would ever in a million years like teaching and I love it.