I get a lot of texts about what it is that I actually do. I understand why people wonder: I have a lot of cool meetings, go to fun events, and genuinely have fun at work. Unfortunately for most people, that's uncommon in today's world. I thought I'd address it here today.
When I moved to NYC, I had dreams of getting a fabulous 9-to-5 with great benefits and a decent salary. I applied to over 100 jobs. I had some interviews, got a few offers, and a number of denials; It sucked. I was not excited about the offers I did receive, so I turned them down. As bummed out as I was, I decided to focus what positive energy I had left on my blog, and through it met a handful of wonderful creative people. They encouraged me to make some money while I was looking by working freelance creating online content, graphics, and social campaigns. As of Tuesday, I'm officially self-employed full time, and I'm thrilled.
In sum, I work with a few fashion bloggers, a photographer, a jewelry company, and a PR firm. Today, I thought I'd show you what I tend to wear on the days I work from home (aka Soho House/Blue Bottle/the nearest place with caffeine). I have the privilege of waking up when I want to, going to the gym at 2 PM on a Tuesday, and not having to look meeting-ready every day of the week. This is me, for real.
If you're in the same boat I was and are struggling to find a position you actually like, I honestly encourage you to just get out there. Go to events by yourself, get chatty (sometimes with the help of a cocktail or two), and surround yourself with people that inspire you to do what you want to do. I'm constantly surprised by the things life comes up with, and I don't intend to stop creating cool content and working with people who do the same.
shop the look (and similar picks) below:
Photography by Lydia Hudgens