A Year of Failure (and My Decision to Stay in Nashville)

Over the past year, I’ve made a lot of plans. Whether I was planning to move to Australia on a working holiday visa, heading to Europe for a 3 month backpacking trip or attending my dream graduate school in London, what all my plans had in common is that I was DEFINITELY leaving my hometown of Nashville, TN.

As the title of this post may suggest…. things didn’t exactly work out as planned.

It is time for an explanation. Like most true stories, this one isn’t all fun and games… but like the best stories, it does start with once upon a time (and also has a happy ending!) Ultimately, I hope that I can provide encouragement to friends, family and readers who have supported me over the past year with some truth about failure. And flexibility. And what the (long) road to achieving dreams really looks like. Continue reading “A Year of Failure (and My Decision to Stay in Nashville)”

Thinking of Traditional Work After College?

As a 90s baby, I’m part of the millennial generation. Despite my generation’s quirks, I think they are lovable overall: sometimes for their entertainment value, it’s true. But sometimes because they are doing some inspiring things around the world and I can’t wait to see what else they get up to as we get older.

That being said, we (as a generalized, stereotyped group) sometimes have a weird relationship with the idea of traditional work. So I’m just going to throw a potentially dissenting opinion out into the universe, and if you are a millennial considering traditional work on the dark side (aka, maybe corporate business or finance?) hopefully you can pick up a few nuggets for the road. Continue reading “Thinking of Traditional Work After College?”