Why do we blog? For most of us, it's to tell our story. How did we get to where we are right now? God has a plan for all of us, and I know I am exactly where He wants me to be.
Here's my story (in a little more detail than my "about me" page):
When I graduated college, all I wanted to do was work for a hockey team (I interned with the Philadelphia Flyers and I'm a big Flyers fan). I gave myself a deadline -- I would get a job by the start of hockey season (October) or else I would start looking in other media related fields.
I spent the summer bartending. On a Monday, I applied for a job with a minor league hockey team outside of Memphis. On Tuesday they called me and offered me the job. On Wednesday, I accepted. I figured I had nothing to lose. That weekend I was in Memphis looking for a place to live.
I moved to Mississippi (right outside of Memphis, TN -- it's right across the border!) in August of 2010 and started working as the Game Operations and Marketing Coordinator for the minor league hockey team, the Mississippi RiverKings.
It was there that I met Jeremy. We became friends. I instantly felt connected to him and always had the most fun when we were paired up to do random promotional things around town for the team. He left the RiverKings in December to pursue another career path and I continued with the RiverKings for another year.
Working for a hockey team was great and all but it was really starting to get to me. I didn't like constantly working the long days (8 am to 11 pm sometimes) and not feeling appreciated. I left.
I worked some odd jobs until a good friend of mine, Lisa (who I know through Jeremy), gave my resume to her boss at Morgan Keegan -- I huge financial firm in downtown Memphis. Me? Work in finance? You've got to be crazy. I like being creative, I don't like sitting at a desk all day. She assured me that she absolutely loves her job and the people she works with and for. I figured I'd give it a shot.
It was one of the best things to ever happen to me. It was the first time Jeremy and I both had normal 9-5 jobs at the same time, we both have health insurance, and we both have weekends off.
This brings me to today. I work everyday as a Mutual Fund Specialist while also blogging on the side.
When I'm not working, I like to explore this wonderful city where I live, Memphis. There's a reason I am here. I feel at home in Memphis and love so many different things about it. I've only lived here two years, but my Memphis pride is abounding.
It hasn't always been easy, it's actually been very hard. I've been unemployed, strapped for cash, and far (far) away from my family. God is good. He knew I could handle it and has revealed this life to me. The life I'm living now. The life I'm meant to live.
I don't know if I'll be here forever. I don't know what the future has in store for me, but I do know that I love this life I'm living now.
Now I want to hear from you (especially you new followers)!! Leave a comment with your story (or a link where I can find your story) -- I love hearing them :)
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