If you asked a WordPress developer about the path they took in launching their career, you’ll certainly hear a wide range of stories, backgrounds, and life experiences. I suspect mine would be just as colorful as any other developer, although I didn’t realize this until Troy Dean went quiet during a recent interview.
This month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Troy Dean on this very popular WP Elevation Podcast. Troy started the episode by asking me about the career aspirations I had as a child. I was honest and replied that I had none at the time and I simply wanted to have a warm place to sleep and some food on my table. And literally, that was my goal.
I grew up in the rural town in Northern Michigan, was a ward of the state, and lived on public assistance. I was the kid with the dirty tennis shoes and the free lunch program from the government. My friends’ parents paid for my meals, my tickets to the movie, and really anything else I did it seems.
Flash forward thirty years and I’m now a wife, multi-tasking mom, and small business owner. I had never dreamed of running a marketing agency, yet here I am today doing just that.
In my interview with Troy, he does a great job walking me through that evolution and the path life took to get me where I am today. I have to admit, he made me sound much cooler than I am in real life.
If you have a few minutes and want a peak inside my life and one WordPress developer’s migration from McDonalds counter girl to public speaker, head on over to the WP Elevation website and have a listen to the podcast.
Just remember, I’m brutally honest about where I came and how I reached where I am today. You might find a few surprises in my overly honest answers to Troy’s questions.
A big thank you to Mr. Dean for the interview. I don’t think anyone truly sees the path their life has taken until an outsider examines it in a public forum.
Just what I needed to hear. Been feeling sorry for myself this week and rather small. A reminder to never despise humble beginnings. Your start does not have to determine your end.
Rebecca Gill says
Amen sister! It’s only the beginning and you’re in total control of how your story ends.
Here’s hoping to a brighter end to your week and a much better next week. =)