Wooohooo! I did it! I’ve finally completed my Master’s degree in Fashion Marketing. It’s been a long road, a tough one, one with many bumps along the way, one that even included a whole pandemic (talk about a rollercoaster year). In 2016 fresh out of Clemson University, I moved to New York with zero plans, zero job prospects and zero idea of what I really wanted to do. I thought once I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Communication Studies that I would be able to conquer news journalism.
The reality was that I had no clue what my true passion was. Although I finally landed an internship working with great people at the end of 2016, I didn’t love it. I was lost and took up teaching tennis full-time in order to sustain my life in New York City. Tennis has been apart of my life ever since I can remember and I thank God for giving me skills to grow into my tennis teaching job. After seventeen years, though, of giving my life to a sport that has given back so much I say ‘catch ya on the flip side’ as I embark on a journey with newfound knowledge and love.
I’d also like to thank everyone who has supported me on this journey. From my friends who were proud of me for taking a step out of my comfort zone, my mentor and boss at Carolina Herrera for showing me the ropes and being a constant advocate for my talent and my family for teaching me that if you shoot for the moon, you’ll land among the stars.
Congrats to all the graduates of 2020. Best of luck in your future plans, keep killing it.
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