Danae Carlson


I want to meet someone who is really passionate about what they do. I want to know why they chose it, what influenced them and how they got there. I'm hoping that in unraveling their life story that I will be able to weave mine.


COE 1323, Section 6

Lisa Gooden-Hunley

Home Base:
Mississippi State University Career Center


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"Where the Rubber Meets the Road" vs. "Puzzle Perfect"

My project started out being called "Where the Rubber Meets the Road." I was going to name it that, because I thought this was the point in my life when I was going to make the big decisions, and start to get serious about the direction my life was going. After finishing my interviews, however, I realize that it's not just this specific point in time that I am able to choose where I want to go, and what I want to do with the rest of my life.
Everyday I make decisions that influence my future. How I choose to spend my time, greatly shapes the person that I will become. The people that I choose to hang out with, encourage me to go into certain career fields. My interests change as I learn new things through books and experiences.
My life is like a giant puzzle, to which I am slowly acquiring the pieces . I try my best to fit the current pieces together, but sometimes there is a piece that doesn't seem to have a place. For pieces like that, I have to make I decision; do I want to get rid of it, or do I want to wait and see if more pieces come along that complement it?
As I look back on my life today, I can see how pieces have fallen into place, to get me where I am now. In twenty years I will be able to recognize the influence that my present decisions have had on my future.

Written on November 14, 2011 at 4:32pm

Blog Archives:

Just Call Me MacGyver
November 16, 2011 at 11:57am

"Where the Rubber Meets the Road" vs. "Puzzle Perfect"
November 14, 2011 at 4:32pm

The Eclectic Artist
November 12, 2011 at 6:26pm

Unexpected Interview
November 12, 2011 at 5:09pm

Lisa's Journey to the Present
November 12, 2011 at 7:28pm

The Sculpting of the Sculptor
November 11, 2011 at 2:47pm

More Interview Questions
November 11, 2011 at 2:23pm

Cold-Call Number Two: Somewhat Warmer Than the First
November 11, 2011 at 2:37pm

Green RV Expierience
November 11, 2011 at 5:37pm

The Story Behind the Face
November 11, 2011 at 5:02pm

Interrogation Preparation
November 11, 2011 at 12:56pm

Not So Cold-Call With Lisa Dickenson
November 11, 2011 at 2:24pm

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