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When I initially started this blog, the idea was to write about Millennial topics. It was stemmed from sheer frustration and annoyance because so many people in the workforce were hating on millennial’s. Being a millennial, I clearly didn’t agree with what I was hearing so I decided to start a blog where I could speak out and stand up for the millennial generation.
At first, starting this blog was an act of defiance, but once I started writing I started to realize how much I loved writing and sharing my thoughts… Being an accounting and finance major in college, I really wasn’t exposed to much writing, unless it was it was a paper on an incredibly boring subject and I hated writing those papers. Because of that I never really thought myself as a writer. That all changed once I started blogging about millennial’s.
I found that I loved writing about things that I was passionate about and that I had a voice that was worth listening to. Once I got going, I no longer wanted to limit myself and write about just millennial stuff, but I wanted to write about EVERYTHING I am passionate about. I want to talk about work, my goals, food, exercise and everything in between.
So that is exactly what I am going to do. I am going to talk about more of the things that I love, with the hope that someone out there needed to hear what I had to say, or at the very least enjoyed reading about my latest rants.
I am SO excited to start this new journey with you! I hope you enjoy. =]
Now I wanted to share bit about my background, so you know a little more about the person you will be listening to:
I started college at the University of Hartford in 2009, right after the stock market tanked. I went in undecided, because really, what 18 year old can decide what they definitely want to do for the rest of their lives?! I STILL don’t know.
Once I started my business courses, I found Finance and Entrepreneurial studies to be really interesting. So, instead of picking one major, I decided to go with THREE, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a triple major in Accounting, Economics/Finance, and Entrepreneurial Studies.
During my junior year of college I was approached about competing in the Miss America Organization at the local level in Connecticut. I thought – why not? I could use the scholarship money! I ended up winning, which meant I then had to compete for Miss Connecticut.
To my surprise, I ended up winning the Miss Connecticut crown in 2012. This all happened the same summer I had my big accounting internship. I had put no thought into whether I actually LIKED accounting or if that was what I really wanted to do with my life. But with becoming Miss Connecticut, subsequently competing in Miss America, and finishing up my final year of college, I didn’t really have much time to stop and think!
Then there I was, successfully graduated, finished up with my Miss Connecticut duties, and starting my official accounting career. After only a couple months at my new job, I realized that accounting was just NOT for me. I was incredibly bored and miserable in my role as an Auditor. I also wasn’t that good at it. (I took and failed my CPA exam 5 times, not exactly a great feeling.)
At that point I started to really think to myself, what do I actually want to do with my life? What am I actually good at? I kept coming back to how I liked the public speaking aspect of Miss CT and meeting new people, and how my favorite part of my auditing position was talking to the clients about their needs and how I could help. I started voicing my opinion with the team at the accounting firm, so they moved me into sales, and not long after there was a sales reorg, and I was out of work.
This was probably the worst AND best thing that could have happened to me, because it forced me out of the accounting firm and made me focus on what I REALLY wanted, -and that was a more personable position. One where I could talk with and help people.
Naturally I started talking to recruiters about different sales positions, and then the recruiters started recruiting me to BE a recruiter (talk about a tongue twister!) I talked to my mom about it because she was also a recruiter. She told me it was a really tough business, but didn’t want to give me an opinion (which is usually never the case), as she wanted me to make my own decision.
I took other interviews, but kept coming back to the idea of recruiting. I had a good feeling about it. So I ended up taking the Technology recruiter job at Hobson Associates, and haven’t looked back since!
Fast forward to today, I love what I do but I am constantly trying to improve and be a better version of myself in every way. I want to continue to share my journey, and my thoughts and reflections with you, hoping that something will resonate in some way.
Thanks so much for tuning in. =] I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it.