|Charlie the Pug My Husband, Devin and Cash Cat|
|My Awesome & Supportive Family|
I worked in that office for just over a year. It was an extremely busy and challenging job, but I really enjoyed it. I became very good friends with their son and to this day he and his wife are very close friends to Devin and I. I really liked my job and wanted to take it further. I took the Canadian Investment Funds Course, wrote my exam and passed. Next, I was going to take the LLQP to become licensed to sell insurance. While taking the mutual funds course, I had a nagging feeling that this career path wasn't for me either. The course didn't interest me and my job was starting to lose it's "magic". I finally had to admit to myself that selling mutual funds wasn't for me and I knew I didn't want to stay in an assisting position forever. It was time to start exploring yet more options.
I've always been very open with my parents. They've always been a great sounding board and they always give the best advice. They told me that I never had to be "stuck" doing something that I didn't enjoy and offered to employ me while I figured out what I wanted. Working for my parents was a thought that had never really crossed my mind. I guess it was something I had always overlooked as a career option. I had always just seen it as a lifestyle, not a job, and it wasn't really the type of lifestyle I could see for my husband and I. While we love to fish and hunt and love to be outdoors, we have other interests too.
I decided it couldn't hurt to learn a little more about my parents business and help them out where I could. My parents had always been asking me for help with social media. They wanted to promote their business on Facebook, but weren't quite sure how. In the evenings after coming home from the office I would poke away at their Facebook page making improvements and in turn I started generating more interest. I started exploring other avenues of marketing for their Resorts & Outposts and the next thing you knew, I was completely consumed in trying to market their businesses. I started learning more about the business-side of what they do. It was something that I had never taken an interest in before and all of a sudden it was all I wanted to learn about. I was working part time for them while keeping my job at the investing firm, but I was finding myself being drawn so much to my parents business that I ended up quitting my job and starting full-time for Mom and Dad in December of 2013.
I did lots of research and taught myself about blogging, advertising on Facebook, using Google Adwords, and other types of online marketing tools. I also did some work on their website and helped design some print ads and online ads. I also went to sports shows with them and had the busiest and most fun-filled winter that I've ever had. When I wasn't working on marketing their businesses, I was helping my Dad in the workshop or flying North to Kapikik Lake with him to work on the new outpost cabin. I learned so many hands-on skills, it was incredible. We also had some incredible adventures that I will remember forever. I realized that working for my parents in the tourism industry came to me very naturally. It was fulfilling and exciting and I wanted it as a long-term career option, not just something to get me by for now.
|Adventures to Kapikik, Sports Shows, and Wood-Working in the Shop|
|Summer Adventures at Clark's Resorts & Outposts|
I will continue to share my adventures on this blog and keep everyone updated on upgrades, changes, and fishing and hunting news at Clark's Resorts and Outposts. I hope you enjoy my stories and pictures as much as I enjoy sharing them.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me better and my role with Clark's Resorts & Outposts.