Monday, January 11, 2016

Do You Ever Feel Clueless?

Hi Plum Users! I am Plum's newest member, Cherry (and yes, my name is also a fruit). Jason, Russell, and Dee have all welcomed me to the team with lots of kindness, and I could not be more excited! A little background about me is that I am a junior in college working as a marketing intern, who is basically in charge of herself. So in other words, I have no idea what I am doing. I often feel like this dog right here:

And as cute as he is, for a student on the brink of the real world, it's a pretty scary feeling. So how do people overcome this fear? The constant fear of not knowing what to do is a daunting and unavoidable fear (unless you choose to never leave your bed, is it too late for that option?). I think one of the biggest things to remember is to just remember to breathe. That's right. I think the easiest part that most of us tend to forget is to relax and remember that you can do whatever you set your mind to.

Now I know what you're all thinking. "Yes, Cherry, we took a breath, but now what? That doesn't teach us how to do anything and everything. What is the next step?" Well to answer that, let me tell you the reason I decided to join the Plum team.

When I came in for the interview, I had no idea what Russell was about to pitch to me. I was more focused on answering all the right questions in all the right ways, as my college career center had taught me to do. Once he began to explain the concept of Plum , a new social media that would anonymously get you in touch with people you wanted to get in touch with, I was taken aback. Not only did the idea appeal to me as a millennial involved with social media; but also it reminded me, a scared student, that the world is literally at my finger tips,  that there is so much I can learn, there are so many discussions to be had and questions to be answered, but mostly that there are People Like You and Me out there.

So there is your answer! Confused? The next step is understanding that there are so many people that you can talk to, people you can meet, people who care about the same things that you care about, people just like you. So next time you want to set your mind to anything, take a deep breath and remember you are not alone. Learning all you want to learn is just one click and one conversation away.

I want to invite you to join Plum to see how easy it is to find new people and learn new ideas. Regardless of what your interests are, regardless of what you want to talk about, regardless of what you think you'll find; give it a shot! After all, there's always going to be People Like You and Me.