First of all, if you’ve made it this far I’d just like to say thank you. I have been dreaming about putting my work online for an incredibly long time– and needless to say, your support means the world to me.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve found comfort in expressing myself through words, both written and spoken. Those close to me would describe me as both a creative and an extensive thinker; someone who pays attention to the little details that no one else may notice.
Showing my true self and putting my thoughts out into the world is something that has proved to be a constant challenge for me. At this day and age with the nagging pressure of our current media landscape, the perfectionist in me has chosen the back seat in this fast-paced world for quite some time.
However, I’m here today, and I am ecstatic to be finally starting a blog. I’m using this platform hopeful that my words will resonate with you in some way, or just inspire other young women to be their absolute best. I’m ready to share my little light with the rest of the world, and I aim to use my gifts for writing, as well as my passion for beauty, travel, and adventure and to share the grace I find in everyday life.
Where I Come From
I was raised just outside of Boulder, Colorado, in a small, sunny town called Superior. Superior is one of those communities where everyone knows one another, word travels fast, and sometimes it’s even easy to forget that there is life outside of. Many of the people I graduated high school with I also went to kindergarten with.
I’ve never been limited by my imagination.
Where I'm Going
I am currently a senior at the University of Arizona, preparing myself for the inevitability of graduation fast approaching in May. I began my college journey as a pre-business major, stemming from my interest in the analytical side of business, as well as wanting to find something I could pursue with all of the creative ideas I have constantly poking around in my head.
Three and a half years later, I am preparing to graduate Magna Cum Laude from the Eller College of Management and the University of Arizona Honors College with a double major in marketing and entrepreneurship. Recently, in my one of my entrepreneurship classes, we had to self-identify our working style as either a “hacker, hipster, or hustler”. Seconds later and without hesitation, I was scribbling hustler down in my composition notebook as fast as my left hand could manage.
I would like to say that I am the girl who has done it all. I’ve held multiple leadership positions in my highly-involved sorority. I was a part of the first class of academic mentors that the business school has ever had. I dedicated a year of my life as a Pac-12 cheerleader and experienced the thrill of a college football field in a way few ever get to see. I was selected to be in the oldest and most prestigious junior honorary on campus, I ran a half-marathon, traveled to Europe, and I even completed two corporate internships while I was at it.
While I know this certainly sounds like a lot, I have learned countless challenging lessons along the way. I’ve learned who the kind of person I want to be after I graduate is, the difference between doing something quickly and doing something correctly, and how to pick myself up when nothing (and I mean nothing) is going right.