Well this is it, my first blog post ever! I have to preface that I am not a writer by any means, nor do I pretend to be but I'll do my best :) So here it is...
If we met at a coffee shop and you asked me about myself, this would be my story...
My interest for photography started in high school where I took my first film class (yes I will age myself and say digital did not exist, ha). I have always been intrigued by the notion that you could freeze time, capture the joy, love, and excitement of everyday life or person soon to fall back in the black box of memories. Growing up, I was the girl who had a mini-mouse camera (you know the one where you have to attach that awful flash that smokes when you each time you snap) and would not dare leave my house in high school without my disposable camera! I never wanted to miss a moment. I would rush to the local store to develop all my pictures and it was like Christmas morning every time. I have album upon album of memories that would otherwise be lost and II'm so grateful for them. That feeling has never left!
When I started college, I was programmed to think I needed to be in the corporate world in order to succeed. That little voice in the back of my head that dreamed of being a photographer was quickly squashed. So I went along my way pursuing a career in advertising. It soon became my new passion. When you go on interviews right out of college people love to ask, "where do you see yourself in 5 years?" For me it was simple I knew that I wanted…a career in digital advertising...obviously. I was hungry, ambitions, driven...the world was mine. Fast forward to my present day, I've worked for over 10 years in the digital advertising world, have built successful teams and have soared up the corporate ladder. The 21 year old me would have said "I made it". Yet, what you don't realize or even ask yourself is what happens once you hit the goals you set out to achieve at 21. I accomplished my “dream” yet there was something still missing. I knew it was time for a mental re-route.
That little voice in the back of my head never really left and was getting louder and louder each day. So here I am, blindly writing my first blog post (terrified I might add), trying to make sense of what’s next for me and this exciting new journey.
I can't stop thking of this quote from Mark Zuckerberg that drives me daily and I hope it drives you too...
"The biggest risk is not taking any risk...In a world that is changing really quickly, the only
strategy that is guaranteed not to fail is not taking risks"
I'm excited for my new journey and to share this ride with you! I thank everyone who has helped and continues to help make this dream of mine a reality. Welcome!