Book: I cannot pick a favorite book because I am a total book worm; however, I have always loved the original Sherlock Holmes novels!
Movie: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society & The Count of Monte Cristo
Food: I will eat pretty much anything, but there is a special place in my heart for chocolate chip pancakes.
Animal: Seeing cows makes me happy because they remind me of some good times on my mission in Belgium/The Netherlands.
Boring fact about you: I like hand-washing dishes.
When I came home from my mission, I had no idea what I wanted to do! I did a lot of exploration activities that mainly focused on getting to know myself—which helped me realize my priorities and interests in life. Knowing these things showed me where I wanted to go in life, and choosing a major became the first stepping stone on that path. I started out as a Business major and switched to English before finally settling on Sociology. It took me a while to figure it out but constantly exploring my options made all the difference.
I took the career exploration class that BYU has to offer. This is where I was initially introduced to the career studio and all the available online resources! I did a lot of individual research, facilitated mostly by the websites on careers.byu.edu
Why is exploring important to me?
Exploration is important to me because it has been such a huge part of my life! It took me so long to make a decision on majors because I spent too much time exploring careers and not enough time exploring myself. I think the first step in exploration should be getting to know yourself better. It’s not possible to make an informed decision without knowing what makes you happy as a person. Major/career goals should line up with your aspirations for life.
I wish that I would have known that we can mold our own career paths, and how to start doing that. I can still get a really great job and be successful with a liberal arts degree!
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
I don’t discriminate against pineapple on pizza… but I won’t ever eat it!
There is nothing I love more than laughing, talking, and having adventures with my favorite people. I like being active physically and mentally. I also love to golf, bike, run, ski, write, dance, listen to music, bake, and learn.