Friday, March 1, 2019

Recapping My 2019 So Far

Hey fashionistas! Here we are, officially March and almost a quarter into 2019. How did that happen? And here I am, with my last post on this blog talking about 2018! It has been a whirlwind start to the year, so I figured I’d return from my blogging break by filling you into what I’ve been up to since I last posted. Spoiler: there are some pretty big developments.

I started my own business...

By far the biggest news, I quit my job at the end of 2018 to start my own business as a freelance writer and marketer. This is something I’ve talked about, envisioned and wished for over the past several years. I’ve already landed quite a few bylines including two stories that have gone to print in Connecticut Magazine (here and here) and several others in the works. I also took on a massive content marking project where I created about 150,000 words of copy over the past two months (that’s longer than A Tale of Two Cities). Now that I’m on my feet, I’m excited to sink my teeth into some new projects—can’t wait to see what is to come!

Then celebrated my birthday with a beluga whale

In January, I turned 29. Yep, one more year in my 20s people! Sean and I spent the weekend in Mystic, Connecticut, where we ate a lot of good food and spent a rainy Sunday at the aquarium. This whale was nice enough to pose for a photo.
Photo by Emily Savage

Went to the Connecticut Blogger Babes holiday party

CT Blogger babes hosted a belated holiday event, and it was a great opportunity to network and check out the local blogger scene. It’s always a little intimidating to walk into a room of unfamiliar faces and put yourself out there, but it’s so worth it. I had a great afternoon and even made some new blogger friends who live in my city!

Spent the day at New York Fashion Week

At past magazine jobs, one of my most-anticipated events was fashion week, but after day one or two, it quickly became a drag. The secret about fashion week is that it's a lot of waiting and standing in lines for a few minutes of excitement. That said, I really wanted to go for at least a day and see the scene. As it turned out, I got to schedule three amazing shows and even see a friend in between. I started my morning at Rebecca Minkoff, then headed to Claudia Li (pictured) and Hakan Akkaya. It was a pretty fun day, and it felt great to be there on my own terms.

...and ate lots of Valentine's Day cake

We had a pretty low key February overall, but did take a few moments to celebrate hearts day. Sean got me a life-sized bear (pretty much), and my mom made us a delicious cake, so I felt pretty spoiled. In a blink, February was over and I'm excited to hit the ground running in March. See you there!

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on going freelance, i hope you are loving it!

    Going to NYFW would have been so amazing

    xx

    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  2. wow, starting your business is amazing.. I too quit my job to start a blog. Could you please let me know where all i can register to get new projects that I cann work on www.stylebasket.in

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  3. Congrats on starting your own business! Attending fashion week sounds like so much fun.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  4. Those are such great events, dear! I also love how happy are in every pic!

    XO

    Daria

    https://www.dbkstylez.com

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  5. That's a nice articles you had in Connecticut mag, must be exciting to contribute to them. I like your pink plaid coat, so fabulous! Good on you to be able to attend fashion week shows, it's a dream of mine.

    www.busyandfab.com

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