• While I was waiting for the students to file in, I took this picture since this was a point of view I was not used to.
My job is evolving at work and I’m finding myself doing more public speaking about the mobile industry, trends, etc. It was something I was extremely nervous about, at first. Now, after more and more of these, I’m beginning to feel a little more natural.
Tonight, I spoke to a group at UW-Milwaukee and it energized me. It made me excited about speaking to groups of people and want to do more of it. They paid attention. They laughed at my bad jokes and old timey references. They asked great questions. They were involved. At the end, some of the attendees even chatted me up in depth about the mobile industry.
It’s nights like tonight that I want to bottle up and never forget.
Standing at the bottom, looking up at an auditorium of college students went from being nervewracking to exhilerating. My dream “everyday” job has always been to be a college professor … don’t ask, it’s a long story. But for one night, it felt like I was doing just that. I saw light bulbs come on. I saw kids who were considering going into the industry and doing what I do for a living. Kids who wanted to know more. Reaching people.
It was fun looking up at all of them, remembering when I used to sit in the back row looking down rather than this vantage point I had now. Thinking about how far I actually have come since I was sitting in a college auditorium like that a decade ago.
I don’t know. Sounds cheesy. But after going through some very busy, stressful challenges as I grow professionally, it was just one of those evenings where everything made sense and reminded me of what I’m capable of.
I hope I get to continue doing more speaking engagements not just locally, but across the state or country. I like that it continues to challenge me and help me grow, while also allowing me to educate people about this industry.
Don’t worry, tomorrow my Tumblr goes back to shitty puns and Crystal Gayle references.
Tonight, I’m just going to celebrate a personal victory.

    While I was waiting for the students to file in, I took this picture since this was a point of view I was not used to.

    My job is evolving at work and I’m finding myself doing more public speaking about the mobile industry, trends, etc. It was something I was extremely nervous about, at first. Now, after more and more of these, I’m beginning to feel a little more natural.

    Tonight, I spoke to a group at UW-Milwaukee and it energized me. It made me excited about speaking to groups of people and want to do more of it. They paid attention. They laughed at my bad jokes and old timey references. They asked great questions. They were involved. At the end, some of the attendees even chatted me up in depth about the mobile industry.

    It’s nights like tonight that I want to bottle up and never forget.

    Standing at the bottom, looking up at an auditorium of college students went from being nervewracking to exhilerating. My dream “everyday” job has always been to be a college professor … don’t ask, it’s a long story. But for one night, it felt like I was doing just that. I saw light bulbs come on. I saw kids who were considering going into the industry and doing what I do for a living. Kids who wanted to know more. Reaching people.

    It was fun looking up at all of them, remembering when I used to sit in the back row looking down rather than this vantage point I had now. Thinking about how far I actually have come since I was sitting in a college auditorium like that a decade ago.

    I don’t know. Sounds cheesy. But after going through some very busy, stressful challenges as I grow professionally, it was just one of those evenings where everything made sense and reminded me of what I’m capable of.

    I hope I get to continue doing more speaking engagements not just locally, but across the state or country. I like that it continues to challenge me and help me grow, while also allowing me to educate people about this industry.

    Don’t worry, tomorrow my Tumblr goes back to shitty puns and Crystal Gayle references.

    Tonight, I’m just going to celebrate a personal victory.

    Nov
    14
    2012
  1. embracethelost said: awesome!
  2. mynameesmuerte said: This is awesome. I’ve harbored a dream of being a college prof as well. Pardon me while I live vicariously through you.
  3. 5by5kevin said: That’s a lot of chips.
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