The Oxford Adventure Begins

Hello world! I’ve returned from my blogging hiatus excited to document my upcoming One-Year MBA at the University of Oxford.

Here’s my first post as I ease back into the blogosphere:

What would you do if you had a year to reinvent yourself at one of the oldest and most historic universities out there? Thoughts and advice greatly welcomed below!


Hello Blogosphere!

My name is Marla, and I’m starting a blog. Why you might ask? For a couple of reasons actually…

1)   I’m a sales and marketing professional in my mid-20s and I’ve had a pretty interesting career so far. From driving Safari Trucks at Walt Disney World to starting my own business, it hasn’t been boring yet!

At the moment, I’m in the middle of a career transition because of a company reorganization. They saw me doing one thing, and I see my career going in a different direction. As I work through job interviews, negotiations, further education, and reinventing myself as a young professional, one of my colleagues said I should share my experiences in a blog. So if nothing else, this is for you Penny!

2)   I’m a young professional who travels all the time for work, recently bought a house, and just married my college sweetheart. I have a lot of thoughts and even questions on how to achieve this mythical “work/life balance,” so I’d love to start a conversation with people who are going through the same things in life or have been there before!

3)   I’m taking the #ZeroToHero challenge! Lots of great ideas and recommendations for getting a blog up and running on this blog. So I’m joining the challenge.
I'm a Zero to Hero Blogger!

That’s pretty much it. In this blog I’ll talk about what it’s like to be a young professional today, I’ll share tips and life hacks I learn as I go, and I may or may not include some random posts on ballroom dancing. (Full disclosure: my husband and I love to dance! Even though we’re not professionals by any means, we’re almost always one of the first folks on the dance floor at a wedding!)

That’s it for my first post! More random thoughts and comments coming soon.