Honestly, I don't feel like I have a calling. I never really had a direction - I just went with whatever sounded good at the time. In elementary school I decided I wanted to be an automotive technician, but that didn't really drive me to any action. It resurfaced in high school, where I took two years of automotive technology at James Rumsey Technical Institute, and I realized I wasn't going to be very good at it. When they started to ask us what we wanted to study in college, I considered economics and pharmacy, but upon further research those weren't going to work out very well for me either.
When they asked me where I wanted to go to college, I didn't really have an idea. I applied to Marshall University and was accepted into their journalism program with an undecided concentration. I didn't really have any particular desire to practice journalism, but then I found radio/television production & management (RTV). It was just what I needed: creative, technical and skill-oriented, and challenging. Dr. Bailey, the RTV adviser/professor and manager of our radio station, is all about tough love. His classes were the most difficult I took in college, and without that challenge I would have felt like I wasted my four years. I also don't think I would enjoy audio production half as much if Dr. Bailey hadn't set the bar so high.