If you read that title in the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi, we’re gonna get along just fine. If you didn’t, don’t be put off by the Star Wars reference – we’ll probably still get along.
So here it is: a new blog from yours truly. I’ve had one before, under my maiden name, but I’ve scrapped it and decided to start over. Partially because on the old one, I’d usually write a new post every 6 months or so, saying “oh sorry I haven’t updated in so long!” pretending that anyone besides my mom and dad had been anxiously awaiting the next post.
But this time, I’m taking things a bit more seriously.
Because I’ve got a lot to say, and because I love writing, and I’m tired of holding back, afraid no one will read it or care. Because I have a growing love for photography and I want a place to share it. Because when I find a new song/TV show/shade of lipstick that I really love, I want to tell everyone about it. Because I’d really like to have more of an online community, when so much of what I see online is just people arguing about the latest controversy.
And maybe only 5 people will ever read this, but I’m trying to keep reminding myself that it’s better to try and fail than to sit around wishing I was doing things that make me happy. Even if failing feels pretty horrible. So here it goes!
A little update on my life:
As of April I’ve been married to my babe, Joe, for a year, and the end of June marked a year of living in London! Lots to celebrate but it certainly hasn’t been a year without difficulty. More on that another day, I’m sure. I spent a few months as an intern at a radio promotions company, where I met and worked with some of the best people on the planet – I wouldn’t have made it through the past year without them. Then I spent several months working for an independent music label, which was very exciting, especially when I got to attend SXSW!
When that ended I looked for other jobs in the music industry, but mostly found I didn’t like the sound of much of it. I won’t go into a scathing review of the industry right now, but some of my experiences and hearing about my friends’ experiences made me question whether it’s the right industry for me. So I started thinking about what I really wanted to do with my life, as we often do. I realized that I really want room to be creative and have a flexible schedule, which led me to think about freelancing. So I decided to give it a try! I’m focusing on writing, some social media management, and doing some website work for my dad. Already I’ve been so much happier and genuinely look forward to working each day. Hopefully it will work out well and I’ll get to continue!
If you’ve got any tips on freelancing and finding good work, please help a girl out!
Thanks for reading,
P.S. I have left a few old posts up, mostly my stories from studying abroad, in case you feel like reading about my adventures and misfortunes.