If you asked me back in high school what I wanted to do when I got older, I would shrug my shoulders and not have a clue but I definitely said, “I don’t want to work in the family business.” I’d like to think it was partly because of the teenage years where you think you know everything is why I said that because my family is awesome. It’s just amusing now considering I’m doing exactly what I said I wasn’t going to whether it was teenage inspired or not.
Family business was not in the cards.
I went off to college on a volleyball scholarship which at that point was the main reason I wanted to go to school because for some reason I didn’t think it would ever end (again possibly teenage inspired). Sports was what I was good at and having the athletic talent that I do is something I’m just truly blessed with. When I met with my counselors at college they told me about all of these classes I had to take just to get started and then asked me, “What do you see yourself majoring in?” I just sat there and then I blurted out, “Physical Therapy,” while thinking to myself, “What did I just say?!” I guess since sports was the only thing on my mind it seemed like the thing to do or at least look into it. Who knows.
As freshman year went on, I was talking to one of our volleyball trainers about what I was attempting to start majoring in. She immediately says to me, “Girl, you are not going to make any money unless you go here or here.” And of course being 19 I was thinking well that’s it for me, I guess I need to switch asap. Well of course I didn’t because volleyball was my life at the moment, literally. It wasn’t until someone made me realize (stay tuned for another story about this later) a skill that I had which led me to my next course to major in, broadcasting.