Face Behind The Blog Friday: The Crazy, Busy, Chaotic Life I Love
Posted Jul 13 2012 11:19am
It is Friday! Finally, right?
For me, it is bittersweet. I have been on a two week break from work; hence why I have been able to get my blog up and running. I promise, I do have a job besides social media & blogging. Well, actually part of my real job here is Social Media, which is fabulous (check out @TTURawlsCollege if you feel so inclined, tweets via me). Although, I will confess… down the line, I would LOVE to have a job that allows me to do both social media and blogging for a LIVING. Nonetheless, my degree comes first and I love everything about my university, Texas Tech. I am currently a double major–Marketing & Management; just here in the past few months, I have been considering adding a minor in Nutrition. Still under consideration.
If there is one thing I have failed to mention through previous posts, it is my sincere and utter passion for my school. I literally love every aspect of Texas Tech. I live and breathe PASSION for Texas Tech; be it education, athletics… OH, very much athletics. I go to virtually every event to support my school. I grew up in Ohio, ardently awaiting my chance to attend the school of my dreams. Okay, okay… I know what you are thinking: Texas Tech is a random school to be the “school of my dreams.” And yes, it might APPEAR that way from the outside, but allow me to explain. Both of my parents attended this school way back when. I was born in Dallas, TX; although we moved to Ohio when I was only one year old. Therefore, the first 18 years of my life was spent in “Buckeye Country.” Growing up amongst avid Ohio State fans, I grew a bigger and bigger aversion (sorry to the OSU fans out there) but I just knew I needed to get back to my southern roots.
I worked my booty off to get high SAT/ACT scores and a top 10% class rank so I could not only attend Texas Tech, but also attend on a partial academic scholarship that would guarantee me in-state tuition. My dream was coming true, due to hard work and determination to make it happen. I started back in the Fall, and have become VERY involved in the university. In addition to various organizations, I am an ambassador/Social Media Coordinator for the Rawls College of Business, a game day intern for the Texas Tech athletic department, and currently a counselor for our Red Raider Orientations. Sounds like a lot, huh? IT IS. But, me? I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I love being busy; I strive off of exceeding expectations. I want to be all I can be and get all I can get out of the college experience. It truly comes down to a lot more than sitting through classes. I want more than that. I want more for myself, and I want to do more for the university I love. I want to leave this school and leave a footprint. I do believe I am well on my way, and I love it. I want to establish a name for myself in college, so when I get out… I am ready to take on the world.
Social media has become such a passion for me as the year has progressed. I have grown more and more adept with the inner workings of Twitter as time has worn on. I love sweepstakes, giveaways, and contest; I enter a lot and I win a lot, and no I am not ashamed to admit it. Anyone could do it; I promise.. just get out there and enter… somebody has to win, right? Why not YOU?!
Would you believe it if I told you that the ONLY reason I got a Twitter in the first place was because my Calculus professor made us back in the Fall? You read that right. WOW, am I thankful. Social media has allowed me network with so many people, brands, and communities with interests similar to my own. It has served as amazing personal branding.
Stumbling upon the FitFluential and FitApproach communities was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Both communities have shown me that I am not alone in my passion for fitness and eating clean. What a relief that was! Being a 19 year old college student, to say I am in the minority with this thinking would be a HUGE understatement. I am one of few that I know at this age with such a passion for it, and that is perfectly fine.
I want to not only live this lifestyle, but truly motivate others to find their passion, live healthfully, and be all they can be. Cue: BLOG. This has been a long time coming, and I am addicted to every aspect of it. Blogging is such a fabulous outlet for ideas, inspiration, and self-reflection. My biggest worry for the future is that I won’t have the time for that I have had here recently; but I will pledge to MAKE TIME. I know how much it means to me, and I want to stick with it.
I am currently back in Lubbock, TX and I will start up working orientations again this Sunday. I hope and pray that with my essentially 24-hour job (it really is around the clock) that I will find the time for myself to blog it out. I want this blog to become more than myself; I want it to serve as inspiration, motivation, and HELP to others as they strive to eat clean, train mean, and save green.
Thanks for letting me share a bit about myself, and I cannot wait to continue to learn more and more about each and every one of you!
Questions/comments? Please, please, please let me know. There is nothing I love more than thoughts/comments/etc. They make me smile and brighten my day.