VERY EARLY: BORN, RAISED QUESTIONABLY. I WENT TO A PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL UNTIL 5TH GRADE. THE FIRST DAY OF 5TH GRADE SUCKED.
EARLY: SOUGHT VALIDATION THROUGH ACADEMIC, ATHLETIC, AND MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENT. CARED A LOT ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THOUGHT OF ME. I WAS THE OLDEST OF 6 SIBLINGS. LESS EARLY: went to syracuse on an rotc scholarship. found a reason to mess it up (i missed a girl.) STUDIED NOTHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI. DROPPED OUT, BECAME A SUB-PRIME MORTGAGE TELEMARKETER. WENT BACK TO SCHOOL AND FINISHED WHAT I STARTED.
beginning of the middle: liberal arts degree opened no doors. mortgage companies kept promoting and paying me. did a decent amount of drugs, became a 'scene tourist', STARTED a volatile RELATIONSHIP. We were bad for each other. clawed my way to the bottom of executive management, thinking it would make my dad happy. it didn't.
THE ARDUOUS MARCH: REMAINED IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE I LOVED, BUT AGAIN BAD FOR EACH OTHER. REMAINED IN JOBS I HATED. KEPT GETTING PROMOTED. KEPT BUYING STUFF. KEPT FEELING BORED AND EMPTY.
RECENT: I GOT TIRED OF BEING TIRED. I THOUGHT ABOUT WHO I WAS AND WHAT I WANTED. I MADE A DECISION TO MAKE A CHANGE. MY RELATIONSHIP ENDED WHEN I DECIDED TO ACCEPT MY OFFER TO THE VCU BRANDCENTER. 8 MONTHS AFTER BREAKING UP, SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. WE SPENT SOME TIME TOGETHER last SUMMER.
NOW: I FINIShed GRAD SCHOOL. i guess i am a writer now. i work with some good people at bbh la. FINALLY LEARNED THAT I DON'T KNOW OR CONTROL MUCH. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH ADVERTISING IS LOVE-HATE.
MY ANTHROPOLOGY UNDERGRAD QUALIFIES ME TO ASSISTANT MANAGE A BARNES & NOBLE RETAIL LOCATION.
i STUDIED WRITING AT THE VCU BRANDCENTER.
i WAS IN FINANCE FOR A WHILE, IT SUCKED.
I CURRENTLY WORK AT BARTLE BOGLE HEGARTY IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.