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Disc is Life...

This is my last semester of the MJLEL program. Phew. It's been a wild, uncomfortable, interesting, humbling ride. Who am I? Being fiercely private, I'm sorry you asked. But here we go...


Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, I was raised in a rotating fashion from Alaska to Hawaii to Idaho to Hawaii for first through eighth grade. After that I finished high school and my Bachelor of Science in zoology in Idaho. My least favorite question is "Where are you from?" for both the grammar fail and my inability to answer succinctly.


Fast forward to now... I have lived in Washington, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and California, and I have decided to remain in California permanently. I obtained my Master of Science in human resources development from Villanova University. I have worked in HR for over twenty-five years, primarily in the hospitality, food and beverage, and distribution fields. I played ultimate Frisbee for fifteen years. Now I play disc golf and compete at the local and national levels. I currently work for a massive, global food and beverage company as a regional HR business partner. I love HR and I love my job. But what do I love more?


DISC GOLF. It's all I want to do. I would play every chance I get were money not an issue. Think regular golf, but instead of hitting a ball with a stick you're throwing a flat plastic disc. And instead of trying to put a ball in a hole on the ground you're trying to get the disc to land in a raised metal basket. The game is scored the same way regular golf is; the point is to get the disc in the basket in as few throws as possible. So, the better you are, the less golf you actually get to play in a round. It's much more fun than it sounds. It's terribly addictive if you like problem solving, being outdoors, and testing your physical skill in the least physically taxing manner possible. It's therapy, exercise, and passion. But since I'm not quite good enough to go pro, I guess I'll have to keep moonlighting as an HR professional for the time being.




Disc is Life © 2024 by Michelle Swan is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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