My Waypoint Story…Becca Kuest, Content Writer…

Before Waypoint, I was in a cycle of continuous transition. In the past three years, I graduated from college, married my best friend, moved to a new state, and worked in four different jobs. To say that I’m familiar with change is a bit of an understatement.

About 6 months ago, I found myself at another transition point, feeling unsure once again about what I would do next. Thankfully, I had a temporary job to pay the bills while I looked for something more permanent.

I had what felt like a lofty dream of pursuing a career in writing. As a realist, I didn’t know practically what that would look like. I also feared that this would be yet another thing that I would have to get “more experience” in. (It’s the ultimate catch-22. You can’t get experience because you don’t have experience. Dumb.)

After a few months in my temporary job, I was asked if I would like to apply for the position. At the time, I felt burnt-out and hopeless from months of job searching so I decided to take some time to consider it.

At the end of my week, I came to the conclusion that applying for the job would be comfortable and safe. However, there was one big problem – it wasn’t my passion. In that moment, I had a decision to make…do I settle for what’s comfortable, or do I take a risk for my passion?

So, I decided to keep job searching and writing as I waited for my career writing opportunity.

Then it happened…a door opened.

I received an email from Jason with a job offer – Content Writer for his marketing agency Waypoint Creative. A few months prior Jason offered to build my website, and in exchange I would write content for some of his clients. Little did I know that those writing projects would be the “knock on the door” that opened to an opportunity at Waypoint.

Life doesn’t happen overnight. Passions need to be cultivated and fed. If experience isn’t given to you, take it for yourself. If we let others dictate what we are qualified for, we’ll be left wondering what could have been.

What doors are you knocking on? What if you were one closed door away from an open door? Having the patience to see something fulfilled shows that you have faith in your passion.

From one realist to another, allow yourself to dream big. Be free to pursue what brings you joy. Embrace what you’re good at. Give yourself grace to try, fail, and try again. Take a risk for your passion. Life is too short to do anything else.

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