To say that 2017 has been good to me would absolutely be an understatement. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from Full Sail back in August of 2016. After unrelenting support from family, friends, classmates, and colleagues, I took a break to re-coop and figure out what it was exactly that I wanted to do with my career.
When 2017 started, I gave it my all. I dove in head first and was ready to tackle the world. It was both rewarding, exhausting, and stressful. I had ups and I had downs. When an up came, I knew that a down wasn’t far behind. However, with the support of my family and friends I managed to strive through it and cross the finish line with bright colors and achievements that I’m so proud of.
Just this year I nabbed a few extremely prevalent positions, including contributing writer positions at EDM.com, Magnetic Magazine, and Noiseporn. I also contributed to Dancing Astronaut and EDMTunes for a bit. I picked up a contract/part-time public relations gig with Ahead Artist Solutions, an internship with Kinphonic, and a senior media editor position at Jamvana. I also assisted the branding guru Phil Pallen update his Shut Up And Tweet book. Lastly, I achieved one of my small goals of being in a podcast (out January 11, 2018!) with Making It With Chris G. Each and everyone of these positions, opportunities, and people have provided me with a chance to better myself as an industry professional and person, as well as providing me with information that I’m able to learn from.
Through my writing gigs at the various music publications I’ve also had the ability to meet and work with some of the music industry’s most talented publicists, writers, artists, DJs, managers, label owners, you name it. It has truly been an honor, and I very much look forward to working with each and every one of you throughout 2018 and beyond.
To those of you that have been involved in my journey, both directly and indirectly, thank you. Honestly. Without you, I’d still just be a Full Sail graduate seeking professional work. Now I’m a Full Sail graduate who’s obtained professional work. Thank you.
2018 has some tough shoes to fill, but I’m positive that I’ll be able to accomplish even more than I did in 2017, especially with all of the amazing support I have. I’m ready, 2018.