A Short Bio

Hi all! I thought I would tell you a little bit more about myself and the things I love. I am 21 years old living the college dream in Gainesville, FL. Its a great year to be a Gator with our football team’s 8-1 record! I grew up a Gator so I feel a lot of loyalty to the team and love following college football. I am studying telecommunications and business management and am pursuing a career in corporate communications. I plan to move to Atlanta when I graduate next December, so this summer I hope to intern for a company there to start getting my bearings and making connections.

I am originally from Tampa and am the older of two girls. My little sister Hannah is 17. I have the stereotypical first child personality. “Type A”, responsible, maternal, assertive (try not to be bossy!) logical, and grounded. I love bringing people together, problem solving, setting goals, and watching them come to fruition. I get great satisfaction from working on long-term projects and planning events. I actually plan all internal events for my sorority and truly enjoy my position.

I think it takes that certain “Type A” personality to really get the running bug. Running takes time, discipline, and stamina. Lots of people become bored or give up. It takes training to get to long distances.  Once you are in the physical condition to complete them, it takes discipline to run for an hour or longer. It’s all in your mind at a certain point. But the feeling of completing a goal whether it be time, distance, or you just ran better than you did the day before, is one of the best feelings of satisfaction in the world. I love basking in my sweat and endorphins after a long, hard run!

Some fun things: I love love LOVE the Harry Potter book series. I also enjoy Jane Austen novels, and historical non-fiction. I really appreciate comedy and adore Kristen Wiig and Amy Poehler. I am addicted to caffeine and country music and love the beach and spending time in nature.
Click on over to my resume (Shannon McCarthy) or check out my LinkedIn profile to see more about my experience and what I am interested in professionally!
Sidenote: If you are in Florida right now the weather is BEAUTIFUL! Definitely not too hot for a quick Stadium session to get those endorphins flowing! I love running outside during this time of year 🙂

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8 thoughts on “A Short Bio

  1. You’re from Tampa?! I’m from Tampa too! Have you ever been running on Bayshore Blvd?! I never have but I heard it’s awesome! Your resume looks great and so does your Linkedin Profile. Love your blog…I feel like I may go run some stadiums now in this lovely weather!

  2. Hi Shannon,
    I really like your blog! I totally get what you’re talking about being an older sister. It’s the same in my family and I feel like you were describing me as well. OH! And I’m so happy you’re a Harry Potter fan as well! Thanks for sharing your passion. 🙂

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  4. I’m with you when it comes to being an oldest child and having a type-A personality, but I am physically incapable of running. I just can’t make myself do it, I don’t know why. However, since getting engaged I’ve been obsessive when it comes to the gym. I love your blog and I’m definitely going to try working my way up to running, especially since it is so BEAUTIFUL in Gainesville.

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