Hello, WSO community
Quick and dirty "about me":
I grew up in Hawaii. Graduated from high school (barely) despite a 50% drop-rate for my class, and as one would expect college was not much of an option for me nor was it a desire. Moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18. Got a warehouse job for a clothing company startup (that is now massively successful), where I learned design and programming skills by training after hours with the design department.
Fast forward >>
Was a digital creative director for a Fortune 500. Left the company to be a founding partner in a branding strategy agency, where after a few years I started taking night classes with the intent of getting an undergrad degree and transitioning into a more business strategy focused career as opposed to what I was doing in branding/marketing strategy.
Fast forward again >>
I'm a year away from graduating with a B.A. in Financial Economics from a target school and hoping toor shortly after--both of which I would derive equal satisfaction from as career paths. WSO has been a wealth of information. Happy to have found the site and hugely appreciative of everyone's contributions!