Once upon a time I started a blog and then didn’t update it for a month. Whoops! Last month I started a new job as the social media specialist for Memorial Hermann Health System. I thought I knew what busy was; I was wrong. Ha!
Since I am new to healthcare, I got to spend quite a bit of time my first couple weeks touring our different hospitals. Anyone who knows me well will find it amusing that I am working for a hospital system, as I can’t even stand the sight of blood on TV, even when I tell myself it isn’t real.
On a couple of my hospital tours, I got to bunny suit-up and tour operating rooms. I didn’t even pass out!
On my visit to our Texas Medical Center campus, I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of our Life Flight helicopters.
A couple weeks after I started work, it was my birthday (whoo). My team still didn’t know me that well, but they knew I like cheese. (I might be part mouse.) So for my birthday I got an entire bag of cheese! There was even a Texas shaped co-jack! How amazing is that?
Today completes my sixth week at work, and I am absolutely loving it. Social media is constantly evolving, and I get the opportunity to evolve with it. I registered for SXSW today! (AHH!) I love, love, love working in social media and will talk it to death with anyone willing to listen. I’ve even started consulting a little on the side. As a professional writing and English double major in college, people constantly asked me what the heck I would do with those degrees “in the real world.” So here I am, “in the real world” getting to spend my days writing, and someone even pays me for it. 😉
So if you’re reading this and you’re a Liberal Arts major having to defend what you study, don’t let them get you down. In a time where “content is king,” there has to be someone to generate that content. Companies need you.
Okay, I’m getting off my soapbox now. Thanks for hanging out while I was away. I promise it won’t be another month before I post again.