Initially from a town with more cows than people, Tulare, CA I am drawn to new places, people, and big ideas. Such passions had led me to ministry in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic for my first two years of college prior to transferring to Pepperdine University (majoring in Communications). With a semester and six weeks (but who's counting) to go, I will graduate in 2021 at 21.
I tend to play a game where I quite literally change my mind each day in terms of my plans after graduation.
Career Aspirations: opening a drive-in movie theater, event venue and coordination, qualitative researcher, open a pottery shop in Spain, create a gap year experience.
How do you define success?
I define success as a radical approach to walking the fine line between "Why?" and "Why not?". Successful people are doing the undone. It is in the process of becoming successful that I believe we find were intended for far more than today and tomorrow; we unravel the bigger picture.
What are your goals/dreams and where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I am not quite sure who gets to distinguish entrepreneurs from not entrepreneurs but I am drawn to the freedom of allowing new places, people, and big ideas to construct the way I spend my time. A goal of mine in the next 5 years is to get a mentor who is an entrepreneur and learn from their dreams to contribute to defining my own. One of my dreams is coming to life this Sunday (09/20/2020), 20 Something in 2020, a virtual conference for 20 somethings to navigate freedom from change and challenges of 2020.
What motivates you?
I am motivated by the idea of how small we really are. If I feel a sense of burnout I go to the ocean, on a hike, or somewhere that reminds me of the bigger picture of life. James 3:4-5 at hand.
What is something that you do (a habit or daily practice) that you believe helps you achieve your goals or be productive?
Random dance parties with my roommate have become a daily practice that helps me achieve my goals and be more productive. The need to be task-oriented at times does not always call for the need to be serious. Turn up the Mark Anthony and take a break, it's worth it.
What are 3 tips you would give to someone who is trying to reach his or her goals?
I am always reminded of how much of this life we are meant to do together. This is evident in the mundane as much as the celebration. If you want to reach your goals then start by telling 3 people (a mentor, friend, coach, neighbor, the grocery store clerk) about your goal, put the dates or deadlines down on paper, and be sure to celebrate with others when you get there.
Who is your inspiration and why?
I am inspired by Casey Neistat's lifestyle. He capitalizes on being from a culture of maximizers by interconnecting networks from all over the world to make things happen while simultaneously leading viewers to believe that they can too.
Life motto or favorite quote?
I enjoy the quote by C.S. Lewis, "We are souls with bodies. Not bodies with souls." because of the people in my life who have exemplified that exact collection of words.
Anything else you want to share?
I would genuinely love to hear more about you and your story. Feel free to connect!
Perhaps a project you’re currently working on or something valuable that you learned from an experience?
I am hosting "20 Something in 2020" a virtual conference for 20 somethings to navigate freedom from change and challenges in 2020. The event is a platform for the network of yes-sayers, full-senders, and big dreamers. In the process of creating the event, I am continuously reminded of the value of "dreaming big, starting small, and being ridiculously faithful" (Joshua Medcalf, 2015). I hope to see you there!