In 2013 I was working from home designing mommy blogs. There wasn’t much money in it, and I could never count on steady income. One night I was on Craigslist and I spotted a job posting looking for writers. I sent in a couple blog posts thinking I’d never hear from the company (and that they’d probably laugh at what they saw.) To my surprise, I got an interview immediately. The first thing they asked was, “What do you know about SEO?” I stared at them blankly and offered up a weak answer about a plugin for my Wordpress blog. After the interview was over, I was sure I had blown it. Luckily, I got a callback and the job. Fast forward two years and I’m well respected and seen as a leader in the company. I know the ins and outs of search engine optimization, work with some of the most amazing people, and make damn decent money. And company culture? Yeah, we got that. Four day work weeks, free breakfast and drinks, the usual benefits, and monthly celebrations — from costume parties to potlucks. And a popcorn machine in the break room. We seriously love that damn popcorn machine. As a millennial who grew up being force fed the ideals of higher education, I never thought I’d make it anywhere in the professional world without a college degree — but here I am. I couldn’t be happier.
16/16 — This is where I start to question my life choices. And congratulate myself on them.