I’m still in San Francisco, at the An Event Apart conference. Our weekend was great, and I have a gazillion photos to share with you, but I wanted to check in and say hello before bombarding you with a packed weekend recap post. Also I am having a lot of thoughts and I want to write them down.
The conference I am attending is one I found sort of by accident when my boss asked me to submit a proposal of training opportunities that I was interested in. I don’t know how much I have shared about my professional life, but I pretty much ‘fell’ into my current line of work so I’m relatively new to my field and the opportunities within it.
I am a web developer, so I create, design, edit, and manage websites. This is not what I studied in school, nor is it what I wanted to do growing up (I wanted to be a nurse practitioner…a few gory episodes of Grey’s Anatomy quickly killed that dream). To be honest, I didn’t even know web design was a thing, let alone a thing that people did for money. My bachelor’s degree was in International Relations, and my master’s was in Public Communication and Technology. I always saw myself working as PR rep for a non-profit organization, or a communications director at a UN agency. During my graduate degree, I took a part-time job where I told them I knew a little about HTML and CSS (internet markup/style languages).
Confession time: I lied…but I learned! And that little fib led me to find what I want to do for the rest of my life.
I just wanted to share that with you. Stay tuned for some SF posts later this week 🙂