Even though I may have a Maryland ID and license plate, Pennsylvania will always be near to my heart. My first friends. My first dance. My first lacrosse game. My first date. My first job. And so much more. I wouldn’t say I planned to stay in PA forever, but my move to Maryland was not in my original five year plan. I thought I was going to go to college and study to be an elementary school teacher. I thought I would teach 2nd grade and maybe coach lacrosse. But I quickly learned this wasn’t for me.
I was about three college semesters in and quickly realized teaching wasn’t something I was passionate about anymore. I dropped out of college in the middle of the semester and moved home. I attended community college to start studying for a nursing degree. I have no idea why I thought that was a good idea! I mainly was looking for the challenge. Two semesters in I realized that wasn’t for me either.
In July, I flew to visit my brand new baby nephew. I vented with my sister about how clueless I was about my future and what I wanted to do. She brought up an opportunity at Zachary’s Jewelers. The more we chatted and the more she described it, it felt like this was exactly what I wanted. I emailed Zachary’s management while I was still in California. A couple weeks after I got home, I drove to Maryland for an interview. In a blink of an eye, I was moving to Annapolis on my own at the end of August. It happened so fast. It still amazes me talking about it.
Now I have been at Zachary’s Jewelers for a little over a year and I love every day of it. I have grown so much as a person and I can finally see a five year plan that I am truly passionate about. This journey has shown me so much and taught me to always go after what I want. I mean Zachary’s Jewelers brought me the 585 girl gang, so how could not be thankful?