For those of you who know me, my life revolves around three things; my family, my friends, and my dog (that order changes daily). For those I have not met, welcome and I hope that my stories and experiences that I will share occasionally on my blog will relate to one of you somehow. As for now, let me introduce myself a little more. How about starting with the name “Lego my Mego.” My wonderful friend, lets call her Christine had a social for her sorority one night. She came back to my apartment to stay the night since I drove her safely to and from, and when we got back she “kindly” asked me to make her some food, well she chose, ego’s. And in her excitable state of mind, “Lego my Mego” was born, and has stuck since, not the who title, but in our inner circle I am Mego .
I graduated from Valdosta State University in 2011 with a degree in Fine Arts after taking the extended college tour. I promised myself my final year that I would not get stuck in a job working 9-5 and sitting at a desk all day, in a quiet office with little social interaction, and then the next 6 years happened. I worked at the YMCA as a paid intern during my final year at VSU, sitting at a desk, in a cubby office, barely talking to anyone throughout the day. After graduation, 3 months later I moved to DC for a little over a year (then back after a year home for about two more years – more in my blog about that). There I got my first big girl job working at Signs By Tomorrow at a satellite shop with my manager. I was stoked, making $29,000 I thought I was in the big time, until the sticker shock of the cost of living hit me like whoa! Most days at work it was just us and a good pandora station, some days we were busy with clients coming in and out all day, calling or emailing, and then some days were painfully slow and we would watch youtube videos or clean or organize the shop, again. And without fail, once a day we would be asked “Can I really get a sign by tomorrow?”
Fast forward a few years and I have found myself back in school going after my second degree for Physical Therapy. Why such a drastic change? I have always had an interest in fitness, and when I began doing CrossFit in 2011, that passion grew, and as my passion grew, so did my sore muscles and my needs for better mobility. I started working with a Chiropractor who as a bonus also a physical therapist, and I became more drawn to the PT side of his practice. Teaching mobility, stretches and exercises to rehabilitate on my own outside of the appointments.
I have been back in school for a year now, and just entered my 4th of 5 semesters of prerequisite classes. I’m not going to sugar coat it, school is hard, especially going from a visual major and mindset, to reading, highlighting and hand cramps from typing and taking notes. My goal is to make it to a point in my career where I am in control. Where I have my own clientele, and I make a schedule that will work with what my future has in store for me, and a career that will allow me to travel and grow.
This is just a little to do about who I am, to find out more, check out my first blog entry as there is more there to explain why I have chosen to make the changes I have in my life today and the lessons I learned to get here. Long story short… never settle.
Any questions? ASK AWAY!