I am in Ohio from Ohio. I am a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace university in Berea near Cleveland, Ohio. And I'm very excited. I was in the final semester of my senior year. And definitely was not what I expected. It came maybe, you know a week before spring break. My birthday's in March as well so this was right around the time of my, of my birthday.
And I vividly remember you know, once everything went virtual for classes, I remember it being a struggle. You know, the internship that I had on campus had ended and really to support myself, I had to pick up an outside job. So I started working overnights at Walmart working 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. And so I was working that shift while you know, once leaving at 7:00 AM, going in, hopping online for virtual classes at eight in the morning. So I remember, you know, going through this struggle and really just being exhausted, you know, throughout the days and kind of just being trapped in my college apartment with, you know, nobody really being around.
You know, honestly this past year has been very, very trying. It's been very difficult to adjust, but I like to look at things from a positive perspective. So instead of looking at, you know, all the things that we lost — I mean, you know, to be honest, I lost a college graduation. But you know, I do like to look at things and say, well, we also were able to adapt and to grow which is, you know, a blessing in itself. I think that this year has brought out a lot of, you know, entrepreneurship and people that people didn't know that they had in them. And I think that, you know, this year was just a great opportunity for us to actually appreciate the things that we do have instead of all the things that we're reaching so desperately for every single day.
So life after graduation was - it was pretty straightforward. I was one of the very fortunate ones that had a job lined up post-graduation. I wanted something that was a little bit more stable. You know, I didn't like the idea of traveling the world and things like that especially when I had so many things that were near and dear to my heart at home. So I figured I'd just dive into business. And like I said, one of the you know, this year has brought up entrepreneurship and that's something that I think it's brought out in me. So business was definitely it for me.
I just launched my own podcast. I finished season one recently this past week. It was something that I've been wanting to do for quite some time now. And just, you know, being at home through quarantine was kind of that time where I just had the opportunity to just take the time and really just go for it.
And I think that a lot of people that are in the motivational speaking field, you know, they kind of paint this unrealistic picture of how life is, you know, when times get hard, just go, go, go. But I like to be completely honest. And, you know, I tell a lot of my listeners that a lot of the things that they're dealing with, I have dealt with it, you know, I'm currently dealing with it as well.
I think for me, no, I'm, I'm not ready to take the vaccine, mainly because I do want to see it in effect and I do want to see, you know the type of people that are helped by it. And I think maybe that thought process comes with, you know, being a little younger in age and not necessarily being around the age group that COVID has been, you know, majority affecting. Maybe it's just the young mindset that I'm like, Oh, I'll be fine. You know, I recovering in two weeks, you know? So but aside from that, I mean, I think I would like to see the, you know, people take it and definitely recovering from it.
I think that the reason why most people are so comfortable with the flu shot is because it's regular. It's something that we see you know, every, every flu season. And I think because it's is so new, I think it's just going to take a little bit more time to, you know, to make it normal for people to be comfortable with it.