Kimtern Part Deux

Hello again, fellow creatures, welcome back to the Kimtern, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and didn’t get caught in the rain last night. First, I’d like to say, thanks for all the love and support from everyone reading this right now. Today is national Encourage a Young Writer Day, and I definitely feel the encouragement from you guys – so thank you for that. More importantly, it’s also National Cinnamon Crescent Day, National Farm Animals Day, and National Siblings Day. So today is a pretty special day! I have three siblings – Sarah, Ben, and James. It’s usually hard for all of us to get together, but luckily, we were all able to get together this past Friday (coincidentally, on National Beer Day), so that was a nice change from what I usually do on a Friday night. My sister really wanted me to mention her in this week’s blog, so hi Sarah, make sure you call me after you’re done reading this. 😊

It sure is April, isn’t it? The old saying does not go to waste when they say, “April showers bring May flowers”. Doesn’t this time of the year make you feel super motivated though? I don’t know if it’s because of the sunshine or because of the fact this semester is almost done (hallelujah!), but there’s something about this time of year that makes me motivated in every way. For example, I suddenly have the urge to eat healthier. In fact, I’ve been so motivated to eat healthier that I shared this video with Cliff and Kyle to show them how healthy cucumbers are for you. This video, of course, motivated Cliff to eat a cucumber – so that’s exactly what you will find in this video on his Instagram. (It’s pretty funny, so you should definitely watch it.)

Talking about food is no doubt one of the primary conversation topics in the office. Whether we’re discussing what everybody is having for lunch, or Cliff is trying to find new ways to eat fruits/vegetables, the discussion topic of choice is usually revolved around food. But it’s not all we talk about. For example, Cliff often likes to burst out in song and narrate his and everyone else’s activities by singing about it. Educational, maybe? Entertaining, yes. Definitely entertaining.

One of the greatest things that I get to do pretty often at Launchpad that I didn’t expect to do a lot of is leave the office.  In the last week alone, I’ve gone to TimeHero’s headquarters to learn about their product and how it benefits Launchpad; I’ve gone to the New Sudbury Centre to video record guests talking about why they love the mall, which was done to promote the NSC’s Get a Feel for It campaign; and I went to the Greater Sudbury Public Library to discuss this summer’s Graphic-Con event happening on June 10 (I can’t give many details, but I assure you, it’s going to be wicked.)

I think the best thing about Launchpad is that I never know what I’m going to be doing when I go in. Coming here is a constant growing and learning process. Another great advantage is that I’m not only learning about the clients which Launchpad works for – I’m learning about Launchpad as well, and the effort and commitment it takes to be an entrepreneur. I always sort of had the lesson from my dad, who is also an entrepreneur, but I never worked directly for him. With Launchpad, I get to experience actually going to attract new clients, and I get to put out real work and get feedback from it – so it’s really cool to see that after three years of college, everything I’ve learned has actually been helpful. When you’re a student, you sometimes feel like “why am I learning this?”, or “how is this going to help me?”, but now that I’m at the end of the yellow brick road of my academic career and I’m getting experience in this field, I couldn’t imagine working in PR/communications or marketing had I not studied it – and I’m very thankful for that.

Thanks again, readers, for your continuous support! I hope you enjoyed reading this week’s blog, and I hope you’ll be back next Monday to read the next.

Cheers and have a spectacular week!

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