Sunday, September 12, 2010

the wind at my back

I've been in Chattanooga for about 3 weeks now and I couldn't be happier. Each day is filled with new obstacles and tasks but I'm doing what I love and no matter what happens I'm happy at the end of the day (unless I forgot to eat, which keeps happening). I love it here...The sounds, the weather, the people. Something about this place has a special vibe and it's contagious. I've met some amazing people thus far and everyone has been so helpful.

The leaves are beginning to change, the temperature is dropping, and the holiday season is fast approaching. Football season begins today and the college season has already started. It feels strange not to be thinking about going to class tomorrow, or checking my calendar for when homework is due. I miss college. I really do but at some point you're forced to move on and make the most of what you have!

As I was searching around this weekend for some music I stumbled upon one of Kings new songs and I am so pumped about their new album coming out. It's hard to think that they can keep getting better but...they do.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chattanooga - the beginning of my next chapter

Being home for a few weeks with my family and friends really allowed for some of these thoughts that have been circulating in my head for some time to actually settle in. College is over, I knew that a while ago, but seeing status updates and pictures from people at Clemson really made it stick. It's done. A few weeks ago I accepted a job at LifeKraze—a new social media company helping us reshape the way we live. I took another leap of faith and decided to do it. Just like I made the leap to Clemson— Now I've made the move to Chattanooga and here I am with a few days of the real world under my belt. I couldn't be happier, it's something I dreamed of doing and it's here now and I'll make the most of it.

I wanted to surround myself around happy people, a creative vibe, young and talented individuals who have a great outlook on life. Being here in Chattanooga, I couldn't ask for more. It's been an incredible blessing to have this opportunity and to translate one of my favorite sayings to my situation— I took a leap off this cliff and I'll learn how to fly on the way down. I've already met some incredible talented people here with a positive vibe and passion about them that is so unique it's contagious. I can't wait to see where this thing goes and I'll do whatever it takes to make it successful and then some.

I love the fact that I'm close to my family here as well, that was another blessing in disguise. Somehow the one thing I wanted to do, the opportunity that presented itself happened to be right smack in the middle of where the majority of my family is from. High five for that.

I'll try to keep updating my blog as I learn to fly, but if anyone has some tips I'd love to hear them :)