Where I Started and Where I am Going

IMG_7582FromBrownEyes.com has been around for 3 months already! But just how far will it go?

Most of you know my story, but for those of you just joining us on FromBrownEyes, here it is:

If you had met me previous to 2016, you would have found an industrious, methodical, and regimented young professional. Staunchly goal-oriented, I pushed myself to achieve what I believed to be life’s paramount objectives: earn a degree, start a career, and make money.

My journey to achieving these goals began with my 2010 acceptance to the University of California, Davis. Three years later, I graduated with a major in Psychology and a minor in Human Development. Just 48 hours after earning my undergraduate degree, I started my career with Target Corporation. As the Executive of Assets Protection and frequent Manager on Duty, I led a team of over 230 employees to drive millions in annual sales revenue. At just 20, my goals were realized. Or, so I thought.

Despite my Bachelor’s Degree and my full-time profession with a Fortune 500 company, I was unfulfilled and my career was distracting me from additional life goals. Fifty-hour workweeks made earning an MBA challenging and my Northern California placement kept me too frequently away from my Southern California family. When I looked in the mirror, I no longer saw that driven young professional looking back at me. Instead, I began to see an uninspired, passive, and passionless person.

Realizing that my personal aspirations and desires outweighed the benefits of my current career, I decided to take my happiness into my own hands.

Not knowing what I was passionate about, my happiness hunt began with a step back. After much thought, I resigned my job, packed up all my belongings, and, after five years of independence, moved back home. Suddenly, my days feeling uninspired ceased and the world’s possibilities unfurled.

I created this blog to chronicle my thoughts, experiences, and lessons learned during my journey. I never imagined anyone aside from family and close friends would take note. Instead, and only three months post creation, FromBrownEyes.com has readers in over 30 countries.

My step back has allowed for much reflection, inspiration, and validation. I now realize that I feel passionate about encouraging others to discover and pursue what drives their happiness. Now, meeting me in 2016, you will find an unreserved, fervent, and intrepid young woman.

At the risk of coming off as judgmental, arrogant, or brash, I offer my very candid view on the world I live in. I write in an open and honest way with the hope that by sharing my experiences I will empower my readers to start their personal happiness hunt. Being able to touch your life, even if in the smallest way, has brought me much self-awareness and joy.

Mainly, I want to continue to feel fulfilled, because writing for FromBrownEyes brings me so much joy. My hope is that an MBA can help me apply my passions to the business world and, in turn, lead a wider population to self-awareness and happiness. So there it is, the next thing on my list.

Thank you to those of you that have been on this journey with me since the beginning. And to those who have just recently started to follow along, welcome to FromBrownEyes, we are happy to have you.

-TM

If you are curious, here are the lists of countries my readers represent, by year:

Which country do you represent on the lists above? Let me know below.

 

 

 

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