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Hi, my name is Carl Araneta. Thank you for visiting my site!
Born and raised in Southern California, I was living the typical life of a working professional. I graduated with a bachelors degree in Economics with a minor in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. Upon graduation, I entered the working world and moved up the ranks from Administrative Assistant to Executive Director, managing annual marketing campaigns. While I was building my career, I also decided to attain a Masters of Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Then somewhere along the line, upon facing the dirty thirties, I began questioning my direction. I felt like life was good, but perhaps I wasn’t ready to settle. Maybe there were a few more things I wanted to cross off my list before deciding to just work until retirement.
Three years ago, I decided to make a change, leave that life and embark on an adventure. And an adventure is what I got. Since then, I’ve spent two and a half months in Asia. I trained Muay Thai in Thailand, practiced Jiu Jitsu in Brazil, visited Argentina, Uruguay and a few other destinations. I’ve also fought amateur MMA in front of 14,000 fans, DJ’d at multiple events, picked up photography and videography. I’ve become a teacher at UNLV and built a whole new career in Design and Marketing. Aside from all of this, I’ve made new friends, found love and reconnected with family. It’s a path less traveled, but one that’s been very worthwhile.
So here I am, still on this journey, trying my best to document my experiences on this blog.
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