How I went from a musical theatre performer to a greeting card designer: my "career" timeline

*Sharing because I feel like the fact that I have a plate glow-up photo shows you how strange my journey has been

I never expected to be where I am today, running my own business. I took an interesting path to get here, and often think of myself as an "accidental entrepreneur", but the more I look back, I feel this was always in the cards for me. Here's a look at the past eight years for me work-wise:

+ 2013

Graduated as a musical theatre major and moved to NYC immediately. I wanted to perform and I dove straight in!

+ 2014-2015

I booked the first international tour of Beauty and the Beast and spent a year abroad. Tommy and I spent that time long-distance, but he came to visit me in Milan for two weeks at Christmas.

+ 2015

Worked professionally as an actress regionally, on tours, on TV, and in commercials. I had a blast jumping from job to job and living my dream.

+ 2016

I started my travel blog (it's no longer live, but you can peep the archived Instagram account here lol). I was still working as an actress but was taking the time in between jobs to travel and teach English online with VIPKID, It's a wonderful company that gave me a lot of opportunities. I even taught the first year Tommy was in treatment to supplement our income.