Recognizable You: Hello Everyone! My name is Laurel but people call me Lo. Im 20 years old going into my junior year studying Marketing and Management with a certificate in Technology Arts and Media. I was born in Colorado Springs and lived there my whole life. Same house, same room, same everything. My family has been in Colorado for almost 150 years so when I say i’m a native, i’m actually a native. I absolutely love to be outdoors. I have been skiing since I was three years old and usually rack up quite a few ski days during the season. I was born and raised in the mountains so when I need peace I know I can find it on the top of a snowcapped mountain or beside a high alpine lake. John Denver says in his song “Rocky Mountain High” that the mountains are a place to “talk to God and listen to his casual reply”. Nothing makes me happier than that. Books, Im addicted to them. I will pull all nighters to finish one, which is saying a lot cause I love my sleep. I have probably read 100 books in my lifetime. My philosophy is the longer the book the better. There is a quote that says “a person who reads lives a thousands live, but a person who does not read only lives one.” There is a lot more to me than just a paragraph but this a good sum of me.
Where Am I At? I lived in Boulder this summer soaking up the sunshine, camping and hiking all over Colorado. I worked two jobs this summer, one being a bartender at a wedding venue and the other one being a marketing intern at a start-up on Pearl St. called VictorOps. I am still interning at VictorOps and I really enjoy going in everyday. It does make me very busy because I am taking 18 credit hours, working 20 hours a week and volunteering 12 hours a week. Life is crazy but I love it!
What Do I Want? I want to be able to communicate in a professional manor to fellow colleagues and potential customers. I think its an extremely important skill to be able to communicate well because just like meeting someone in person you are making a first impression with your writing. I look forward to being challenged as well as learning life long skills.
Where Can You Find me? I am a Young Life College leader so I am doing a lot of event planning with that. I also work a lot like I stated before as well as i’m a full time student so you can find me at any of those places. Otherwise i’m usually outside causing trouble or going on an epic adventure. I enjoy spending time with my wonderful boyfriend who also loves adventuring with me. A lot of the time we look for cheap airplane tickets and then we jump on a plane and travel to a new place spending the least amount of money we can. So it may be hard to find me but I like living life like that. We only get one life to live so lets try and do as much as we can.