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.