Before I started the MCBS program I really wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. I struggled in high school and despite wanting to further my education I put a hold on going to college. I had always thought I wanted to be a teacher, because that’s what my family expected of me. The good Christian girl, going to a Christian college to teach at the catholic school I had attended as a child; I hesitated to make that choice because it didn’t really feel like me.
Everything changed when I went to my first concert. It was 2013 and I was in a pretty low place, my friend showed up to the mall kiosk I was working at during that time and handed me an envelope, inside was a plane ticket to Tampa and a concert ticket. I was still in my emo “phase” (Is it a phase if I’m still in it twelve years after I started it?) and this concert was perfect for me. It was the last show of Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock and Roll tour with Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At the Disco.
Because of that concert I started to think about what I actually wanted to be. It wasn’t an instant change but a year later with the lyrics “You are what you love, not who loves you” tattooed on my arm I knew what I wanted. I wanted to share my passion for music. I had also come to the conclusion that I have no actual talent when it comes to making music, but writing had always been my favorite hobby. So, I found the best way to combine my talent for writing with my love of music by becoming a music journalist. I searched for the best way to achieve this goal until finally I discovered Full Sail University and I found a place where I could further my education surrounded by the entertainment industry that I wanted to be a part of. Ever since then I decided to pursue my passion for music journalism by studying the media communications field. That single concert changed my outlook on life; since then I have gone to around a hundred concerts and I am right where I want to be in life.