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After starting college as an architecture major, I quickly switched to a double major in marketing and graphic design. I am very organized and analytical (Type A) but also have a creative side. I interned for an ad agency in Chicago after my junior year and realized it wasn’t for me. Thankfully I had some full-time options and chose a great position in the retail industry. It has tons of growth potential, is in my home town, and lets me be around fashion all day!

During the summer, my team hit a lull in work and I found myself bored and frustrated. It was then that I started to question if I was on the right path. I am interested in public health (thanks to LB) or becoming a Registered Dietition, but both require huge changes, tons of science pre-requisites, and lots of money. Plus I wasn’t that into science classes or a medical career before, so would it really be a good fit for me?

For now I’m looking into getting a health and wellness certification through the AFPA or Integrative Nutrition. My current job has picked up and I enjoy it, but I think one of these smaller certifications could be a good way to test the waters in a health career.

On the side I do occasional harp gigs. I have played the Irish harp for almost fifteen years and am excited to start taking lessons again now that I am home. It’s nice to play weddings and parties for some extra spending money! I also may take on a student of my own to help my teacher with her workload.


Ocracoke 2006



11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2010 3:37 pm

    You play the harp? I think that’s amazing! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog so that I could find yours šŸ™‚

  2. December 16, 2010 3:06 pm

    out of all the musical instruments, this is what i would want to do:)

  3. March 7, 2011 8:50 pm

    is it me or is there a JS error? anyways well done article

  4. March 8, 2011 2:34 pm

    WOOOHOO!! rockin the harp! i love it šŸ˜€

  5. April 2, 2011 7:58 am

    I have a few friends who went to the intergrative school–they LOVED it! I’m going to school right now for dietetics myself šŸ™‚ I played the flute when I was younger, I wish I’d stuck with it!

  6. April 5, 2011 9:27 pm

    Just found you via your comment on another blog :-). I can totally relate to this kind of career story–I’m doing a similar thing right now. Upon realizing that what I studied in college was not right for me, I got into a good retail position…and few other occasional part time jobs…and am figuring it out from there. Until then, I have a blog that helps me cope ( Love your recipes!

  7. April 13, 2011 8:36 am

    good luck with the integrative school option! I have the MS in Nutrition and have a position in the field. I didn’t want to spend the money on the DI to get the R.D credentials, though all of my peers have the RD- I didn’t need it for this position. I appreciate my job but I want to make a change too, just not sure where i will be going from here!

  8. czechvegan permalink
    May 8, 2011 1:02 am

    This is soo cool you play harph! It is such a feminine, fairy-like instrument!

  9. May 19, 2011 1:18 pm

    So I think I might have to start reading your blog pretty regularly! I am moving up to St. Louis in Feb with my will-be husband (he grew up there). I’m a graphic designer currently so I hope I am able to find a job, I’m really optimistic that St. louis will pick back up… it is such an awesome place. šŸ™‚

    • May 19, 2011 1:20 pm

      PS. I should say – I found your blog via Meghann of Meals and Miles šŸ™‚ I’ve known her for ages and regularly read her blog


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