My Life: 21 moving on to 22

When I turned 21 I was going into my last year of college. Meanwhile, a lot of people I grew up with hadn’t even started college. I’d been at the same job (not to mention my first job) for over five years. Ready to take on the world, I took my first internship as a social media intern for a POS system startup. I took 20 credit hours in school, almost 20 intern hours and worked at Zesto the rest of the time. All the while I maintained a social life. I am very close to my family and friends. And I was in a long distance relationship.

My boyfriend, Solomon, lived in Oregon. Going on two years, our relationship was definitely out of the ordinary and very extraordinary. I wrapped up 2012 with a trip out to Oregon and a road trip down the west coast to Hollywood. Solomon surprised me and took me to go swim with dolphins (FYI my lifelong childhood dream). I was crazy excited to say the least. We had an amazing time but the time went by too fast.

I came home to start my last semester of college and start planning for graduation and the real world. And then, through my awesome advertising professor, I got an internship at, what was, LeapFrog Interactive, at the time. I was working under the social media specialist for 3 months before I got hired on full time. (The agency went through a rebrand and we are now LEAP.)

This summer has been a blur with graduation, leaving Zesto, starting my career in the ad industry, Solomon moving here, catching up with my girlfriends, going to wine festivals and of course, turning 22. I am very pleased to say I am exactly where I want to be in my life.

Can’t wait to see the wonderful things this life brings. I’ll keep you updated.

Hailey HeishmanComment