This is the quote Sean ended with at the end of an amazing, inspirational evening of the One Week Job screening in a packed room at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre.
We invited Sean to come to Parksville with his movie because we were inspired by Sean’s courage to go out and try a job a week for 52 weeks, often not knowing where or what his next job might be. It shows there are countless ways to discover what you’re passionate about, as well as suggesting there is nothing better than experience.
At the age of 25, two years after graduating valedictorian with a Business Administration degree from college, he started the One-Week Job project. He travelled anywhere in North America, working 52 jobs in 52 weeks. Some called him crazy, but he wanted to find out what could happen when you set out to find your passion. From firefighter and advertising executive, to dairy farmer – he left no occupational stone unturned. It was a challenging journey, with many roadblocks and obstacles. Change is tough. His epic journey demonstrates the power of possibilities, and provides inspiration to others. Students find comfort recognizing that career uncertainty is normal and baby boomers find courage to change jobs, return to school and finally uncover their passion. The inspirational movie trailer, as well as more information about Sean, the 52 jobs, and the One Week program, are available at the One Week Job website.
We encourage you to take your own steps in discovering your passion, whether it is volunteering, talking to someone that works in a field you are interested in or dropping into the Career Centre to learn more about our services.
Many thanks to Sean, Coastal Community Credit Union for their sponsorship and Coastal Colour for the support in printing the promotional material!