I Quit My Salary-Based Job and Now I’m an Intern

You read the title and might be thinking, “Oh poor thing, what happened?”

I’ll tell you what happened. I’ve made a life-changing decision and I’m excited! I was a pricing analyst for one of the top ten ocean carriers in the world. I learned, grew, made a great amount of money for a 24-year old but why did I leave a safe and comfortable job?

It all started in 2017, when I had the lingering feeling in my chest that there had to be more to life than sitting at a desk. There has to be more! Now, there is nothing wrong with having a desk job but some tasks don’t feel purposeful. In my free time – after work and weekends – I began to feed my curiosity. I made a note of my interests and things that sparked my inner-child. Journalism was a common theme in my mind. Writing, speaking, informing, and performing were a constant dance in my head. I took a chance and decided to take classes at Long Beach City College. I was hooked on day one! It wasn’t even an actual class but a club meeting for the Radio Association Club. From then on, I have dedicated time to developing my craft – which is still an ongoing process.

Why do I share this with you? I share this with you because I know I am not alone. At times, I’ve felt that I was going insane but what helped me along the way has been reading books and reading the stories of other successful people who have struggled along the way.

Am I scared? OMG, yes but I have faith that I am divinely guided and blessed. Things will work out in divine timing. I will trust myself and trust God that it will work out for good.

Now, this California girl (me) is moving to the East Coast to begin a new chapter in her my life. I will be an intern for CNBC – a world leader in business news. For privacy purposes, I won’t be going into detail about the actual intern experience itself but I plan to share my journey of transitioning from the West Coast to East Coast. Follow me on Instagram at @alejandra.salgado.rtv

Published by AlejandraSalgado

Hello! My name is Alejandra Salgado and I previously interned at CNBC, a worldwide leader in business news. I have experience in the maritime industry relating to import and export tracking and pricing, vessel management and ocean freight shipping. I began to develop my journalism skills about two years ago. I enjoy storytelling and that is the purpose of my blog. To be able to tell stories whether that is through writing, video making, or audio interview. Follow my blog to feed your curiosity and to learn how to improve different areas of your life through the lens of storytelling. Follow me on Instagram @alejandra.salgado.rtv.

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