The person you are is always changing. I am not going to be the exact same person at the moment you read this that I am at the moment I wrote this. I will have changed, evolved, kicked superb ass and still came out even more awesome than before. At least that is the dream that I have concocted in my head – It makes sense I promise.
I won’t start at the beginning because then it would take me 23 years to explain my whole story. I don’t think we have the time for such antics.
I’ll give you a drive-by version instead. I want to save the full blown story for my grandchildren when they are feeling down. I am sure one of my stories is bound to cheer them up…or at least make them feel not as big of an idiot (or rockstar) as their favorite grams. And yes, if there are grandchildren, I will be their favorite.
I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2010 to take my chances in the grown-up world among a really unfortunate recession. I plunged into the Marketing and International Business majors while in college. I had a vague idea of what I wanted but no real idea of how I wanted to get there.
Currently, I am living in Chicago, IL where real life has started. Real life with a real job AND responsibilities? Mama Mia! However, this real life thing is still pushing my buttons at the whole “Why are we here?” philosophy question. And yes, I am still trying to figure it out. I have no map and a compass that works 50% of the time.
While I am fortunate to have a job in this economy, I want something else. Something that excites me and really gets my creative juices going. Yet, isn’t life just an excuse to look for something more than what you already have? That is right, people. I want more.
But my education and job aren’t the only things that makes me the fabulous person that I am.
I’ve been fortunate to have lived in a variety of places – from Milan, Italy to Denver, CO. People don’t necessarily shock me anymore. The world is full of some outrageously interesting people just waiting to baffle your mind. I have meet these amazing people, and I don’t hate it.
Which leads me to my love of traveling. I hope that one day traveling will be an important aspect of my job. I really want to be fluent in a language other than English. My brain is currently working on which language I may pursue. I have two that keep battling each other back and forth. The questions are who will win and when will I get my act together to perfect the basics that I already know.
I believe that my family and friends are a part of me. The things I have learned and the experiences I have been a part of with them have changed me into this crazy person who thrives for something more. I owe a little bit of that to them.
[Note: I have tried to link back all photos that are not my own. If I have failed to do so, please let me know as soon as possible to correct the mistake. I apologize in advance for any errors!]