Life, only a few short years ago, looked completely different than it does now. In 2011, I transferred colleges to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where I decided to take a three-month long lifeguarding class. Before the 1 st class day, I had never swum a lap in a pool, ever. The teacher wanted us to swim a 500. Needless to say, after only half a lap, she told me that I should quit the class because I’d never make it.
That put a fire in my soul. I worked hard, studied and proved myself worthy of accomplishing what others thought I couldn’t do.
Fast forward to becoming certified and landing my very first job as a lifeguard…in ocean rescue. Go big or go home, right?
For the next 5 years, I worked for John’s Beach Service where I made countless rescues and administered care to patrons on the beach and in the Atlantic Ocean.