Being authentically YOU is the only option.
I want to see the imprint you're going to leave on the world.
Let's rock this.
Health Foodie, Adventure Seeker, Crafter Extraordinaire, Voracious Reader, Netflix Enthusiast, Crazy Pug Lady and Marketing Maven.
+A (SELF-PROCLAIMED) TOTAL BADASS
I understand the multi-passionate, crazy clever, wicked awesome people we all are, and want to create a space that is just that..
..One that emulates our ever-evolving selves.
(Through lifestyle blogs, of course.)
So have at it! You have permission to bring your whole self to the game.
Turn inward and tap into that vibrant personality, presence and magic that is all yours. I’d love to see it.
Funds Were Tight Growing Up
Thankfully, I was raised by a hilarious and authentic mother who made the Top-Ramen-Dinners and ‘7 elementary schools in 5 years’ seem like an adventure. I only bring this up to say that I was bred by a survivor, an optimist, someone who instilled the "you give it all you've got, and then you keep going" momentum in me. This has been the foundation behind my accomplishments.
I Lost the One I Loved
At 17 I started dating the best person I’d ever met. He opened up the world (and my heart) in ways I hadn’t realized it was closed; new people, a super-charged passion for life, and a drive to accomplish his dreams unlike anyone I’d ever seen. One night he was taken from us and everything changed. Through a wonderful support system, a lot of soul searching (and a few bottles of wine) the pain of missing him has been transformed into fuel for accomplishing my goals, because he wouldn’t want it any other way.
I Gained - and Lost - 75 Pounds
Emotionally, there is so much that happens to a person when they go from confident / comfortable / "normal" to heavy / embarrassed / unhealthy. It happened just like it always does.. 5 pounds, 10 pounds, 20. Then you’re stuck in your new, habits/poor diet and getting to the gym sounds like the END of the world. I didn’t have a big "enough’s enough!" turning point. I started slow, I learned about wellness from the inside out and I did it right- in 7 months at that.
I Broke Into Marketing
Being the perfect age for the social media boom (yes, I did weekly HTML redesigns on my MySpace) I always had a passion for online connecting/writing. This led me to a job as a Social Media Manager early on. From there I was an Independent Contractor performing marketing services for a myriad of companies and entrepreneurs, until I found my current position – V.P. of Marketing for a publishing company helping authors market their books (and I love it!) Don’t be surprised if a few marketing tips make their way into this lifestyle-oriented blog.