Why Business? (Bonus Vlog Inside)

A few ideas in question form were provided to me in the comments of last Friday’s post in attempt to give me blog fuel. A few of them got my engine revving.

Aneroidocean asked a particularly meaty question: Why did you decide to be a business student? What’s your ultimate goal? If you want to go normal “career” type thing and not start your own business eventually tell us that. If the career type job is just in order to get your loans paid off and then start your own business, tell us about that.

Well, I decided to enter the world of exciting business in mid 2007. I took the leap from Performing Arts to Marketing. I basically played pin the tail on the major. The only hole I had in my blindfold was the knowledge that my father had a business degree, and he seemed to have done just swell in his life.

Throughout college, I always had an idea fermenting in the back of my mind about opening my own business. As a teenager, and up until the day I quit dancing, I was sure and determined that I was going to open my own dance studio to teach, choreograph, and mold young dancers. I also wanted a big space in which to do cartwheels, but that’s beside the point. And cartwheels are gymnastics anyway, not dance. So, with my supreme logic, I concluded that I could converge the two schools of thought (performing arts and business) to open that studio.

Then reality decided to tap me on the left shoulder while standing on my right side so I wouldn’t see where it was coming from.

I went through the motions and graduated. I gave up on dance, because there wasn’t time for it all. I became complacent. My aspirations for opening my own studio had turned into aspirations for an easy job with sufficient pay. I somehow became content with the idea of being a suit. Or should I say a woman’s pantsuit. I also imagined I would find ample use for one of these in the near future (thanks for the idea Rich):

boob apron

Now you can buy TWO items instead of just buying a higher cut shirt in the first place!

So there I was, all ready to do the normal job thing. I applied for Marketing jobs here and there and nothing was snagging. So, I went with the first job that gave me an interview even though it had nothing to do with Marketing. It didn’t matter. Firstly, I was still experiencing the no-more-school-for-me-ever-in-life-yay euphoria. Secondly, like I said, the vision of my own business let alone a dance studio was long gone from my head. Give me some pencil skirts and some data entry, and I was all good.

Until I wasn’t. Somewhere after that, I snapped out of it and into a drastically different mindset. I want to see my own ideas brought to fruition. I want to build something that is all mine. Sort of like this blog, but on a much bigger scale. Feel me?

So, to fully answer the latter part of Aneroidocean’s question, yes, I do hope to eventually have my own business. It may not be filled with ballet bars and stage moms, but it will be something of pride. Luckily for me, my college was paid for via scholarships and TOPS, so I don’t have to lug around the weight of student loan debt. I have nothing stopping me from choosing exactly what I want to do, and I am no longer scared of the waters. I’m next in line for the diver’s block.

Investors interested in funding my success can send money to 555 Thisisnotascam Ln. NY, NY 55555.

And now… a V-V-V-VLOG. Maddie Cochere asked what I keep in my closet last week. Let’s just say I found a few interesting things.

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About Becca Cord

Becca Cord is a twenty-something year old southern ballerina turned humor writer and video editor. Having lived in Louisiana her entire life, she is now perusing her travel dreams while starting her own free-lance Web Marketing business and organizing a nation wide blogging event, Blogger Interactive. She believes one of her callings is making people laugh, and she intends to do so. You can find Becca on her personal blog, Facebook page, or Twitter @becca25tofly.

Posted on January 24, 2013, in How I Knew, Humor, Silly and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 79 Comments.

  1. What I REALLY wanted was all three items on your person at once. That would have been epic. And maybe a little dancing around would have been fantastic as well! :P I can’t imagine you getting rid of those things! Send the M&M dress to me! ;)

  2. You need to go out with that belt on your head! It looked awesome!

  3. So I went through and read the post and saw the Vlog. I have to say that M&M dress was quite the find! As for the blog post, I feel like we all had that moment when we got out of school. When I graduated about a year ago my goal was get a job! Now I feel like I am still in that Freshman year “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” phase. But thankfully, blogging gives me an outlet to at least do SOMETHING I enjoy :)

  4. I didn’t quite play pin the tail – I played, University: “Um, you have to declare a major now. You’re almost in your third year you know – and still undeclared. You can’t be that.”
    Me: “Oh… um… well, you made me hate science and math… um… how ‘ bout Anthro – I took that archaeology course once…”

  5. Hahahahaha. The M&M dress is awesome. I’m not sure what that plant is either…let me know if you find out though. I’m definitely interested.
    Unfortunately I’m paying back student loans. I also majored in Writing Arts, and am now a bartender. Thankfully I’m making enough money to comfortably pay back those loans. Le sigh. Good luck in your endeavors. Here’s hoping we both get to where we wanna go!

  6. Interesting thoughts you have, young Becca! And having your own business, something you built up yourself, is a goal worth of you and your talent.

  7. I’m going through the same thing now. Doing the business thing because it pays bills, but enjoying so much more the writing thing because it brings me joy. If I could ever do writing as a career I would be muchhhh happier. And less bitter….

  8. How cool is that — you don’t have student loans to pay back! Hot dog! Good luck in all your pursuits!

  9. I watched your video today. That was right after I had my breakfast. But it was before I went to bed. Way before, actually. I had to restart it after a few seconds because I realised the sound wasn’t on. But I put the sound on and then I could hear the video. In the video you showed us three things you found in your closet!

  10. Becca,
    Missing from your blog: You wearing the M&M dress accessorized by the pink belt. Ask Tim Gunn, he’ll back me up.
    Le Clown

  11. Becca…I have to say it…Cutie! The only thing I wanted to see was your wearing all Exhibits at the same time. Envision it now, the pink belt on your head, the fabulous green M&M dress, and the magical bracelet! Best of luck to you.

  12. Hahahaha … you are the best, Becca. Thank you for showing two of the things I love – pink and one M&M. I think the pink belt is definitely a clue to the aliens who visited you over the weekend, and I agree, you should spit Eminem while wearing that dress. The bracelet? I want to think it was a gift from one of those unique boyfriends you’ve talked about.

    I’ll be sending money to the address you provided to help you get that line of long johns started!

    • Haha! I think you are right about your assumptions Maddie. You are always so intuitive. Thanks for sending cash. Just know that I will be recruiting you as my main model when the first line comes out!

  13. Becca,
    Hot dress. Green is definitely your color.

  14. By the way, gave you a shoutout on the blog today. This post deserved it.

  15. That is such a pretty bracelet. The colors are mesmerizing
    Good luck with your business plans! We’re all rooting for you!

  16. What, no skeletons?
    Seriously though, your skils are improving every day, young Skywalker, I mean Becca!
    Nice outfit, by the way…. Green is your color.

  17. You’re far braver than I am to do vlog’s. I can’t even do outgoing messages on my answering machine without using the phrase, “Dear god, does my voice really sound like that?!”

    Are you wanting to open a brick and mortar business or online? If the former, where would you open it?

  18. Okay, seriously, if you don’t want to show cleavage then don’t buy the shirt, right? Why do you need the insert? I’m so confused.

    Oh, I’m with Jules. Eminem in the M&M dress. That would be bad ass. And epic. Epically bad ass. DO IT!

  19. I don’t have any money…but I’m sure I could help out in some way.

  20. Maybe your business will be a dance studio. You never know. Maybe that’s where your heart lies. You’ve got the business creds now to run a business and the skills in dance to teach dance to all the munchkins who would flock to your studio. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be great at it.

  21. I second GfB’s Dancing with the Financials idea.
    Either way, at least we get to see it all unfold here!

  22. love the peeks into your life. if you were to back up a year ago in your life, would you have had the courage for a Vlog post? were you always this open and comfortable, or did it develop recently?

  23. Can I come to your studio to do cartwheels? I like cartwheels…my office is a little too small.

  24. I have sent you some money. I hope it is not a scam! With your thought processes you will go very very very far. A dancing profit/loss account would set the world on fire.

  25. With this thought process you will go very very very very far! I have sent money. Hope it is not a scam!

  26. I had a really good comment about your post but then I saw that marijuana bracelet and it’s been wiped from my brain. Someone actually made that bracelet and said, “Yeah, that looks really good.”

  27. Dude. Duuuude. If you don’t spit some Eminem in that M&M dress, like, tomorrow, I might have to unfollow. That’s the harshest thing I’ve ever said on WordPress, but I don’t know how else to convey my passion on the subject.

    You should wear the bracelet, too. I think that’s some kind of rare cactus that brings good luck. And munchies.

    Pretty sure you’ll have no problem rocking your own business, even without a belt! (Why does that sound so inappropriate?)

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