why i quit my job

why i quit my job

earlier this week, i shared a blog post about what really matters to me – relationships, authenticity, adventure/travel, being my best self – and how i wanted to stop being consumed about things that aren’t so important or life-giving. i wrote that, “every day only has so many hours and by spending time investing in things that don’t matter, jobs that aren’t satisfying, relationships that aren’t loving and nurturing, means that we are really missing out on what matters.” i initially wrote this blog post a few weeks ago and scheduled to share it this monday. little did i know that i couldn’t have scheduled it go to […]

career tips from female entrepreneurs

career tips from female entrepreneurs

Loved this list of advice from female entrepreneurs curated on A Cup of Jo and wanted to re-share. Something that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is the impact and influence of female leaders in the workplace. I’ve been really inspired by some female leaders in my career and think the advice from these entrepreneurs is helpful and spot-on – from dealing with awkward, difficult conversations to thank you notes to work/life balance and everything in between. AMANDA HESSER AND MERRILL STUBBS, FOOD52: If you told a story about your career, would it be interesting and surprising? If not, think about the path you’re carving. […]

pinterest & instagram tips

pinterest & instagram tips

so i don’t talk about work all that much on my blog, but had some work-related info i thought was worth sharing! one of my favorite things about my new{ish} job at piqora is the opportunity to speak at different events and share with people actionable tips and insights on visual content marketing, primarily on instagram and pinterest. wanted to make sure i shared more broadly a presentation i created/shared at a recent social media summit sharing quick tips for winning on pinterest and instagram since i know lots of people have questions about both platforms and are looking to improve! i’ve included some of the tips below […]

alt summit recap & lessons learned

alt summit recap & lessons learned

hi everyone! i’m going to be really honest about where i’m at in life and what that means for how often i will actually be blogging. things are CRAZY. good crazy, but crazy. i have lots going on with work, i’m in the midst of wedding planning and moving into a new apartment in the near future, along with normal, everyday life things like spending time with friends and working out. as i mentioned recently, i had the opportunity to speak at alt summit in salt lake city last week! it was an amazing conference filled with passionate and excited creatives, bloggers and entrepreneurs. some […]

alt summit winter 2015

alt summit winter 2015

i know i don’t talk about work a lot on my blog, BUT i’m too excited about this work {okay, and life news} not to share. next week, i’m going to salt lake city for alt summit winter 2015! alt summit is a conference focused solely on creatives and bloggers and during the few days, it’s a place to connect with like-minded individuals, brainstorm and learn from each other. seeing the excited, passionate and creative ladies attending {check ’em out on pinterest here} has made me even more thrilled for the trip. the reason i was invited to go is because i’m speaking on a panel […]

a life/work update

a life/work update

Over three years ago, in April of 2011, I packed up my bags and moved across the country for my first job. I was a very recent college grad and had never been west of the Midwest. I certainly had no work experience, other than a handful of helpful college internships. I had six or seven phone interviews with the team at Edelman Digital, was offered a job and enthusiastically accepted. Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a ton of fun and challenging digital/social media projects for various clients, including AMD, Adobe, Rue La La, Barbie, PANTONE, PayPal and more. […]