I fearlessly dive into every opportunity that presents itself.
Those opportunities are constantly shifting.
When I was 20, I lied to my parents and told them I was taking a month long trip to Europe with some friends. With about $1000 to my name, I trekked around Europe by myself for a month. That trip taught me about who I was and that I could accomplish anything I wanted if I set my mind to it.
When I was 21, I created a curriculum around long term goal setting and spent a year volunteering in the local public school district working with kids and helping them set long term goals.
When I was 23, I became the CEO of a biotech start up. I gave award winning pitches, generated investment, launched 5 products world wide, translated descriptions of technology into easy to understand tutorials, generated press, created marketing strategies, and successfully brought the company from ideas on a whiteboard into a fully functional and self sustaining company.
I did that while working a plethora of other jobs including PR Firms, Non-profits, Marketing Agencies, and Bars. I am versatile, resilient, and (dare I be proud to say) scrappy.
I am currently on a new venture with Meltdown Studios and in the process of writing my first novel.
When I reflect back on my accomplishments, I sometimes feel like it sounds way more impressive than it actually is. I never felt like I was accomplishing much until after the fact, but that's how success happens. It's never overnight, it's the combination of months and years of hard work and sometimes, we forget about the struggles it took to get us there. I've just begun on my new journey and hope that by being open about my struggles along the way, I can help others feel not so alone.