Allow me to reintroduce myself…

So this is my first blog post. There have been many attempts at this, but I could never stay committed to it. I feel I’ve grown as a person and feel ready to share my experiences and thoughts with the world. I’ve never been the type to take things seriously and was always easily distracted. I’ve come a long way and I am dedicated to everything I do these days. I even go hard when it’s brushing my teeth…haha.

Anyway, I have a ton of interests. Technology, food, travel, reading, sports, art just to name a few. These things keep me going. I absolutely love chess! I love it when my mind is challenged and I’m forced to think three or four steps ahead of the game.

Now that you have an idea of who I am and what my interests are, I’ll get to my post. Lately I’ve been reflecting on how far of come in the past couple of years. After being laid off from my first job out of college, it was time for some growing up. Interviews left and right; a handful of freelance projects and temporary positions, I didn’t know when I was going to find stability.

Long story short, one of my temporary assignments, which I didn’t even interview for reached out to me to come back. I was thrown into the fire, huge project that would last for a year. This was pretty much my chance to make my mark and prove that I was worth taking a chance on.

I joined a team of four other coders, developers, bloggers, editors, designers. We really didn’t have a specific title, but we got the job done. We were technology enthusiasts, professionals, and a go to group for technical solutions. We were the US Production Team.

Even through my health scare, I was able to come back and help contribute towards a successful project and shortly after I got my first taste at a full-time position. My grandmother always would say, it’s not a real job until you have benefits…haha. That would always irritate me when she said that, but at the same time, it drove me to keep hustling and get to that point where I can say I have a real job.

Shortly after our successful project, I was offered a full-time position. As soon as I was offered the spot, the rest of the team pursued other opportunities. At this point, the US Production Team merged with the UK Production Team to become one.

This was the best thing that could have ever happened. I started getting exposure outside of the country and loving what I do. Last year, was the first time I traveled outside of the country since I was 2 years old. I went to Africa to visit my dad’s side of the family. Too young to remember anything.

While in London, I met my new team of four and went through a lot of training. I was there for two weeks and I was training in something or in a meeting each day. Some of the days I got a chance to explore and take everything all in. I loved the experience and continue to enjoy my conversations and learning from the other side of the pond.

This newly opened door has opened my eyes to the world and the many possibilities to be a better me. There are so many things I love to do and would love to see while helping people at the same time.

Blogging is a part of the workload for our editor’s and I’ve been motivated to get my feet wet and maybe pitch a Production Blog in the future showcasing new items, tools or provide tips and resources from a designer/developers perspective.

I’ll be blogging about my interests and thoughts relative to the things that keep me going.

So, that’s a brief intro to me and I’m tired ready for bed. Yay! I’ve finished my first blog!