Sometimes things don’t go the way you would expect, and sometimes that’s a good thing.

Last week I almost missed a train to go to an interview for an internship at 97th Floor, a digital marketing agency in Lehi, Utah. I was offered a very appealing position—good pay, great experience, and an opportunity to learn valuable skills. I fully expected myself to take this position, but I didn’t accept it. The hours I would have needed to work would require me to give up all of my days off from school, which was a sacrifice that I felt was too great.

The money that I could have earned in five or six months was tempting, and the job I would be doing sounded like something I would enjoy, but I felt strongly that I needed to maintain my experiment of hacking my education.

So that’s what I’m doing.

Today I had to take a break from coding to work on finishing up a project for DECA. It was a 30 page research project and marketing proposal for the Kaysville Theatre. My partner and I analyzed their current advertising and promotional activities and used that information to create a campaign that incorporated social media marketing, local marketing, and mobile marketing.

We had already written the 30 page paper, but we had been putting off editing it and making sure it complied with all DECA guidelines (they are the worst—If you miss page number or make one tiny formatting error, you basically die). Editing was bumped to the top of my list of priorities when I looked at the calendar and realized that February 10th, the day that it’s due, is this Friday.

I have a problem with procrastinating DECA projects.

So, today wasn’t the most fun, but it was very necessary.






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