I made "good grades" all the way from K Through 12 but stumbled a bit my first year in College. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life; We were going to war in Iraq and I didn't quite know where the world was headed.
I moved back to Tulsa and worked for my parents' marketing company while slinging some pizza part-time to make extra money. Meanwhile I finished my associates degree in Business Administration and tried to start a life in Dallas. I realized I was not Dallas material fairly quickly or rather that Dallas was not Justin-Material and came back to Tulsa.
I started going to school at OSU and I got a really cool job counting nuts and bolts all day. Eventually I got promoted to a position inside a plant where GE Wind Towers were constructed as the inside supplier. At some point after that the 2008 crash happened and I lost my job.
I got hired by AT&T fairly quickly after that. My customers were in California. I met many cool people and had a crazy period in my life. I moved out to Los Angeles to try something different.
Los Angeles was Justin-Material. Justin was also Los Angeles-Material. It was a great match. I worked for a dot com in Beverly Hills and then for an entrepreneur who got his start in the Bail Bond Business. All my bills were covered and I got to see pretty much every inch of southern california. And I made close friendships that I'll probably always have.
I came back to Oklahoma in August of 2010. It was so hard to leave LA that I kept pushing back my leave date up until just in time to start back at School. The plan was to do 15 hours a semester for 3 semesters and I would be a college graduate. It seemed like an eternity away.
Welcome to Eternity. LOL. I graduated from Oklahoma State University in December 2011. Since then I've had a couple jobs and recently started a new job in the securities industry. I've got really high hopes and am happy to be learning new things all the time.
I enjoy culture and the company of good friends. I've been so lucky to find so many awesome people who are kind to me. And I've been discovering family can be pretty amazing too.