Inspirer

Yesterday I told you all I went to speak at a conference on careers to some local High School girls. It was fun to meet these girls and help to open a new door of possibilities for them.

One of the things I had to share was how I got to where I am today. In that process I realized something pretty critical about myself that I wanted to share.

When I was in high school I was the editor of the year book, my note books were all covered in collages I had made from ripping up Teen Vogue, and every page of my notes were covered in doodles of all kinds. I never realized that what I was really passionate about was right under my nose all those days in class. Instead I entered college with every intention of being a High School History teacher…yeah that’s right. I wanted to be a teacher and find a way to make history exciting to high schoolers…not sure what I was thinking but looking back it made sense in every way. After two major changes and some direction from fellow designer friends who saw potential in me, I finally got into the right major and got the degree I needed to do what I loved. I think they saw how much time I put into my Com 101 class power points or something. haha.

What I realized yesterday was the reason I wanted to be a teacher and how what I do now makes so much sense. I didn’t want to be a teacher because I loved school, history, or high schoolers. I wanted to do it to inspire and make other’s feel anything is possible. Now as I am declaring myself a blogger and designer I see this so clearly. I get energized knowing that I am solving other people’s visual problems, helping them create something they believe in, and inspiring every day. It makes me feel good from head to toe. Not to mention the whole Blog Brunch thing fitting right into that as well. The idea that our team at Blog Brunch is developing something that is going to help the community fills me in every way.

It is funny the journey life takes to get you where you have some how always known you should be. Some of us it happens sooner than other’s but when it all comes together it is incredible. Do any of you have a similar story? Do you feel you have figured it out? Still wondering on some level?

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  1. I like this. I’m in the still-figuring-it-out boat…landed up in a good career as a pharmacist but really can’t stand it. Hoping to find and pursue my passion some day. Cheers to you for doing something you’re good at and love

  2. Oh, I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about. Actually, I’ve been studying teaching psychology and English only to find this year that what I really want to do one day is web design and art in general.

    I was starting to feel like I’m too old to completely change my career track but I guess the age doesn’t really matter, as long as one find their true passion eventually.

  3. Love this post. I can relate on so many levels. First, I was also a high school yearbook editor making journal collages from the pages of Teen Vogue. Ah, twins! And it’s also been interesting to reflect on the journey on where we’ve come since then. So glad to hear that you feel so good about where you are. It’s very inspiring!

  4. Well lady…. you inspire me. I love how straight up honest you get. It’s encouraging and let’s us all not feel along in the way we feel about things/life. Thanks for putting words to that!

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    Amy

  5. Yes! I know also exactly what you’re talking about. Now I am in the same point of my life like You, when You were thinking about history teacher 😉 but I have finished architecture and urban planning three months ago and… in my country there are no job for people like me …. it is a problem, I love architecture, it is my passion but it is not a good time for me … how it is in Your country with architects?