20something profile: Candice

366a3fa[1]This post was written by Candice, whose passions include nutrition and fitness:

Seated at St. Thomas’s graduation ceremony, I thought I had made it. I endured 4 years of college and graduated with a B+ average with a degree in Communications and Journalism. I thought I would get a good job in my field, meet the man of my dreams, and life would simply unfold from there.

However, to my surprise and naivety, none of this happened. The ideal of things being “set” was wrong in every sense. I moved to Palo Alto, California, in the fall of 2011. I lived with family friends for the first year and worked a series of retail jobs until I landed my first professional job in March of 2012.

381769_279497785426004_1561228325_n1[1]In March a lot of things changed for me. I leased my first car, received my first official paycheck, and started to learn and manage my own bills. This is the kind of stuff they do not teach you in college. I learned through a lot of trial and error how to manage my time, money, and stress with my new full-time working lifestyle.

My career aspirations involve public speaking and the written word. I plan to get my master’s in Public Health in September of 2014. Once I receive my master’s, I want to work with schools, companies, and government officials on creating healthier initiatives involving food, exercise, and spiritual health. Please check out my blog: www.allthingsyogi.com to see what I am up to!

My advice to anyone just graduating is: This is just the beginning, so hold tight, stay strong, and ALWAYS follow your passion.

About David

I'm an aspiring writer and filmmaker in my twenties. I also run a blog where twenty-somethings share their stories and advice on beginning a career in this economy. Check it out at http://twentysomethingsblog.com

Posted on July 18, 2013, in 20something profile and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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