I’ve always had a hobby, whether it be painting, sketching or freelance photography of my dog (you can follow him on Instagram @justscootingalong). However, I never really knew what I wanted to pursue as a career. I knew I loved art. I knew I loved psychology, and I knew I wanted to love my career. After one year at Southern Methodist University as a Psychology and Studio Art double major, I realized I was not willing to sacrifice one element from the other in my career. I thought about how to combine my many passions into one. I eventually came to the conclusion that I needed to try advertising. After taking a few introductory courses, I felt like Lucy when she discovers Narnia.
What I thought would be a few dull classes suddenly became this whole new land of wonder and excitement. Wild creative directors and graphic designers flew around me from all sides, like little birds cooing sweet jingles for new products! You could say that the advertising world does a pretty good job of selling itself because I was sold. I stood in awe of the advertising version of Narnia, which was filled with sleepless nights, hard work and overflowing creativity.
I had never pulled an all-nighter until I switched my major to advertising. Maybe I was never quite passionate enough about any one thing to lose sleep over it, but it felt really nice to have that kind of sacrificial passion for once. I can now say that advertising is a big part of who I am and who I am becoming. I am very fortunate and excited to be able to gain real-world experience at my first internship with Agency Entourage.