I graduated Marshall at USC and almost immediately began working at a media agency. I was over the moon excited about this! This was all I wanted to do back then. An entertainment agency, too so I was all for it! #bornandraisedinLA
After 3 months, I knew it wasn't right for me. I stuck around for 8 months because I decided to give it more time ... and I am not a quitter! I figured it was all new and I needed to adjust and be patient. I have to be honest, I don't think I would've stumbled upon the idea of Handstand if I left any sooner. My fire and passion comes from the frustration.
It was a great experience being a Media Strategiest, but the work got repetitive and it all grew less stimulating over time. And if anyone knows me, they know I cannot be bored - it's almost a weakness.
And aside from the actual work, I felt like I was physcially always at work. That was the worst. It left no time for one of my greatest passions in life: fitness and health. Don't get me wrong - it can be done (early mornings, public showers, traffic, gym bags), but it works counterintuitively because of a little something called Cortisol. And it can get a little unsanitary?
I thought hiring a personal trainer might help me, so I did. UGH! The process was horrific, time-consuming, unfair, way overpriced, and I was confused as to how this was still happening with all these great startups, technologies, and other things going on in the world that were pushing us all towards greater health and wellness.
I did A LOT of in person and online research, used my business school textbooks, and then quit my job.
BUT I still wasn't ready yet.
I went to work for another startup while brewing this idea, and then I finally quit that position once the last dot connected. I needed that.
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