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Pinegate Road Podcast: Episode 3, my journey from art student, to corporate america, to creative entrepreneur

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Today, I’m here to share about my journey. Whenever I start listening to a new podcat, or really getting into someone’s blog, I love to know about them and their story. I’m hoping that this episode serves as a kind of catch-up on everything that has happened so far in my creative journey. I go from my high school years to where I am today, and how I’ve made choices and worked through different issues to get where I am today. I feel a little awkward one: talking about myself so much, and two: talking TO myself here, but I’m hoping that this might serve as a nice reference point for anyone who wants to learn more about the person behind the podcast.

topics I cover:

— Trying everything, and learning to find what I didn’t want in life
— Learning to get out of situations that weren’t fitting useful for my life
— Following my passions, and starting a blog
— How the blog turned from a place of self-reflection to a full-blown business
— Applying for and getting my dream job + a move across the country
— Going through all sorts of life transitions, from career, to relationships
— Figuring out what truly makes me happy, and building my life around that — not building my life around accomplishments or what the world views as successful
— Finding my life and business values, and how that helped me decide on next steps
— Learning about my chronic health condition that eventually changed my career trajectory
— How I worked up the decision to leave my corporate job
— How I told my boss I was leaving the company, and how the transition went
— Plans for the future

Show Links:

SCAD
Elizabeth Vaughn, natural doctor in North Carolina
Endometriosis on WebMd, for anyone wanting to learn more about this disease
Dave Ramsey
Whole 30
Designer Vaca
Erika Dillon

Tweet it!

Tweet: Tip for anyone looking to go to grad school: look to see if you can become an employee of the school and get benefits like class credits!

Tweet: A great way to start a new income stream is to throw yourself out there, and think of it as practice. Learn from it, and keep growing!

Tweet: “When I first started, I was getting my name out there, but not even on purpose. It was more out of the joy of doing design” — @pinegateroad

Tweet: All of those learning experiences really add up. Keep at it, and eventually you’ll look back and realize just how far you’ve come

Tweet: It was so helpful to have my side-hustle already happening when I decided to leave my corporate job, because I wasn’t starting from nothing.

Tweet: Being open about why I was leaving my job, and telling everyone what was going on and why, was so helpful in making a positive transition.

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