by Meagan Smith

Meet Meagan!

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Hi, I’m Meagan, the newest Digital Strategist to join Kick Point. I’ve spent the last 10 years trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up, and while I may not have that figured out, I do know where I want to be.

Growing up in a small town, I developed a need for new experiences, which was unfortunately and unfairly repressed by my need for familiarity and routine. Instead of doing things that made me really happy, I opted for a sense of security. For nine years, I worked for the same organization, as a truck driver turned HR administrator. I kind of liked my jobs, I guess. Plowing snow. Orange coveralls. Data entry. Very few tangible results. My creative genius slipping into oblivion. Yeah, it was okay. But does anyone really look forward to going to work, anyway?

Yes! Apparently that is a thing people experience when they are fulfilled by what they do. I didn’t know any better, having only ever experienced the impending Mondays. When I met with the Kick Point team, I realized that I’d been missing something: a reason to be excited to get out of bed in the morning. I had let myself get trapped by familiarity and hadn’t realized how comfortable I’d gotten in my safe, predictable bubble.

Making a decision to get out of that bubble was scary, but it wasn’t hard. Deep down, I knew that this was exactly what I’d always wanted. I’m excited to have found what I didn’t know I’d been searching for all those years, and I’m looking forward to the new experiences this will bring.

That being said, there is more to me than my unfulfilling, truck-driving past. My spare time is filled with baking, martial arts, and board games, and I like to get outside as much as possible. Although I’ve lived downtown for nearly 11 years, I’ve spent so much time commuting to a neighboring community that I have barely explored my own. My love of food and obsession with coffee will likely lead me to explore the gastro-offerings of downtown before anything else, but I’m open to suggestion on Edmonton’s other, less edible hidden gems!

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