Today is Easter and I find myself working. If Sunday is a day of rest, on Easter Sunday I should be in a sugar coma. Maybe I’m still stuck in elementary school. I can’t help but be incredibly excited about sharing my thoughts with all of you. I’ll begin with myself.
I was born and raised by two Longhorns in Austin, TX. My stepdad is human though. Growing up I had sense for where I was meant to be and what I was meant to do. I enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin in the McCombs School of Business in August 2016 and graduated with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship in December 2019. Thank goodness I graduated when I did too because COVID-19 has made education a living hell.
In all seriousness though, I truly am grateful for going to the school I did, when I did. I had the option of going to USC, UCLA, and Notre Dame, but UT was always the place I was supposed to be. Upon doing some self-reflection and observing what was happening as a result of Coronavirus, I knew what I had to do. Starting March 30, 2020 I decided to put my education to use.
I’ve always had a soft spot for small businesses and it pained me to know they were some of the ones hurting the most (aside from actual COVID-19 patients). I wanted to keep the “American Dream” alive for as many people as I could. So I went to Facebook and LinkedIn to see what I could do.
As of now, I’m currently working with a handful of small businesses to polish their online presence and build their branding strategies. I’ve been balancing these projects with watching my five-year-old sister. While I’ve adored my time with both, I’ve also been blowing off steam with creative exercises.
In February 2020 I visited my dad and my girlfriend in New York City and left just in the nick of time. While I was there I stuffed my face with bagels and went to one of those swanky Equinox gyms to make myself feel better about it. Talk about super race.
I also got to spend time networking with other marketing professionals and dabbling in the fine arts. Let me tell you, there’s nothing more inspiring than the MoMa…where a solid blue canvas with a single white line down the middle can sell for $43.8 million. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought about selling my little sister’s art for a small fortune. In all actuality, there really are so many beautiful works that are beyond my skillset, and they’ve inspired me to hone my artistic skills. Stay tuned for new graphic designs!
Shout out to our brave medical professionals and best wishes to those affected by Coronavirus.