“Your direction is more important than your speed.”
Q: How did you come to Digital Storyteller?
A: As cheesy as it sounds, it was meant to be. I applied to Digital Storyteller in December 2020 after Magdi Cook—our amazing Graphic and Website Design Specialist—posted about an opening on LinkedIn. After months of freelancing as a COVID graduate, I was notified right away that the position had already been filled, and was so bummed. Magdi told me they would keep me in the loop if they decided to hire more content specialists! I thought it was a nicety, but the following month, Magdi reached out saying the position had reopened! One thing led to another, and here I am! So incredibly happy to be a part of this goofy, welcoming team.
Q: What’s one thing most people don’t know about your education or upbringing?
A: I was born three months premature so as a child, I spent a lot of time sick and/or in and out of the hospital! I had breathing tubes for a time period, struggled to read and write, and was always the smallest kid in class. Although the experience was traumatizing for my parents (sorry, Mom!), I know this was all meant to be and makes me cherish life all the more today.
Q: What are your 3 favorite books/ podcasts?
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra
- Mine! I have a podcast with my childhood best friend called “We’re Not Dating” about navigating life in your 20s.
Q: If you were to look back from the age of 80 and tell yourself anything, what would it be?
A: I think I would tell myself to breathe. Integrate into the present moment because it’s all that’s promised. Lastly, I would tell myself that it is OK to ask for help! Oftentimes, I think people let pride get their ego or fear in the way of asking questions, which is ultimately what opens the door to learning and bettering oneself.