What 2018 Has Taught Me

I can honestly say that 2018 was good to me. It’s helped me learn more about myself and it showed me that things don’t always go as planned, as cliché as this sounds. Now I KNOW that things don’t go according to plan but I’m a planner so sometimes the simplest thing that doesn’t go according to my schedule I kind of… flip out. I even plan back up plans for when my original plans don’t go through, sounds crazy right?
With that being said..I took a loss, and it was something that I had never experienced before. I plan so much and try to have soo much control over my life but this loss was something that I couldn’t control. Was I shocked? Yes. Was I sad? Honestly not really. Did it really hit me later and give me a reality check? Absolutely. I am still dealing with it but honestly it’s something that I had been indirectly praying to God about and he pretty much said “bet, say no more.” And BOOM I took a loss lol. I’ll speak more about it later, just not now.
In the midst of dealing with all that, I grew apart from someone who I was once close with. I know I can be sensitive at times and due to me being that way, I try to distance myself from certain situations to prevent getting my feelings hurt. I had been doing this for a while and just “doing me and living my best.” During this situation i was blatantly honest when approached by the close one. Of course that didn’t end well hence we’re not that close anymore, but I was telling my truth and being unbiased. Am I opposed to getting back close to the close one? Absolutely not. But I guess till will tell and time will reveal.
Besides all the bad and self reflecting I went through this year, I went through some good stuff too lol:
I started the year with the internship of my dreams, at radio one in St. Louis. I completed it in April.

 

I finished my classes for my masters in March. I graduated in May.
I traveled to Cabo Mexico with a huge group and it was FUN.
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I met an amazing guy when I really wasn’t looking for anything serious but here we are, 8 months into our relationship.
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I stressed on finding a new job because my health care job that I have been at for three years just wasn’t my passion.
I searched and searched and searched for jobs and finally landed my first big girl job in July, right before my birthday. (What a great early birthday present)
I went back to LA for my birthday and kicked it.
I went to Atlanta twice this year and actually got to enjoy it.

I also walked in two fashion shows this year.

So, it’s safe to say that 2018 has been full of ups AND down but that’s life right? I’m looking forward to what 2019 brings and shows me. 

Comment your thoughts below.

Danii Gold out!

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I STARTED MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL!!

Y’all I FINALLY decided to start a Youtube Channel!!

In my videos, I’ll be talking about the latest entertainment stories in the news with my own spin of thoughts on the topics, so pretty similar to this blog but you’ll see my covering more content.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tune in and SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL.

Watch my intro video below

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ANDDDDDDDDDD be on the lookout for more videos and of course my future blog posts!

Danii Gold out!

I Got My Masters! What Did I Learn?

A week ago (May 4), I obtained my Masters in Communications emphasizing in Public Relations and Promotions from Lindenwood. To some, it’s a big accomplishment; to me, it’s just another degree. That sounds nonchalant but it’s the truth. All I’ve ever know is school, so it’s kind of second nature. Trust me, I’m not a straight A person AT ALL, I honestly do just know but as a grad student, I had to maintain a 3.0, pretty much B’s or more in all my classes. Doesn’t seem too bad but I was use to get them C’s and that wasnt gon cut it in grad school.

What I learned is…..I reallllllly didn’t NEED to go back. Yeah you heard me right. My desired career is to be an established journalist & blogger, eventually On-Air talent or Television Host, or even a entertainment social media specialist OR an entertainment publicist. With all that, I would’ve been good with my regular smegular Journalism degree. The way technology and social media is set up, I could’ve just watched a few Youtube videos and followed the Instagram wave of what entertainment reporters are doing, but since you can make more money with a Masters, it just seems smarter to go back to school BUT if I would’ve took this blogging and my dream career more serious, I wouldn’t need the proper “documentation” and “credentials” to become a Publicist or entertainment host, BUT here I am, $90k in debt hoping I find something close to my dream job.

My advice to people seeking education, make sure you’re doing something for you instead of what your parents want you to do. If you’re almost done, FINISH. If you’re just starting out and you’re unsure, take a step back and reevaluate your situation. Questions you could consider is: 

  • What am I good at?
  • What do I like to do?
  • Can I self-teach myself to enhance my skills? (YouTube, practice, etc)
  • Is the money good?
  • Do I have a lot of responsibilities now where I can make this change of move?
  • Do I need school to sharpen my skills and educate myself further?

Consider those things. If you want to be a doctor, you know damn well you need to go to school. If you love to do hair, maybe you should consider hair school instead of attending a university UNLESS you want to take up entrepreneurship. If you like working on cars, go to a trade school. There are ways to educate yourself in your dream career.

As far as me, I’m just blogging one day at a time and trying to build contacts.

What is your dream job?? Comment below and check out my grad pictures!! Shout out to Phillip Ellington to doing such a great job on my pics!

 

 

Blog Challenge: Day 20: What Makes Me Happy

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What makes me happy:

  • Listening to good music

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  • A sense of accomplishment

  • My family and friends, more specifically…………..

  • My baby sister, she’s 1 and absolutely adorbs!

     

  • Comedy

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  • Dancing

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  • Sappy engagement videos, delivery videos and surprise army visits. (it actually makes me cry, but happy tears)

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  • FOOD!!!

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What makes you happy??

Blogging Challenge: Day 18

This photo was taken last Friday before the Kevin Hart contest. Thos cute jogger pants ripped in the center before the night was over it. Not sure how, but I was salty lol. But here’s a face to the name Danii Gold 

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Top: Windsor
Bottoms: New York and Compamy
Shoes: DSW Shoes
Necklace: Nettes Closet

Let me see what my followers look like. Post your picture in the comments!

Blogging Challenge: Day 17: Favorite Blogs

I still need to explore more blogs but so far I’d have to say..

http://lovealwaysjojo.com/ –> my friend Jordan. She has a great variety.

https://piinkdiiva.wordpress.com/ –> a new woman i started following that has from dating tips to inspiration quotes and many more.

https://unwrittentv.com –> She has a lot of great entertainment content

http://www.werejustbloggers.com–> I learned a lot about blogging from one of the co-owners AK Brown. This blog has a lot of product reviews and what’s currently trending.

What are your favorite blogs?