| Allow Me To Introduce Myself |
Hello & THANK YOU for checking out my blog! I’m SO excited to continue sharing my journey with you and can’t wait for this upcoming year. I have several things planned for this site that I can’t wait to share with you!
To back up for a minute, I realize many successful bloggers have shared the need to focus on ONE thing to have a successful blog. You might have noticed by now that I haven’t quite figured out exactly what that one topic is, but I’m trying to accomplish a site that people can enjoy visiting. I am always open to hearing more topic suggestions, so please share if you have anything in mind 🙂
| What I’m Passionate About |
I was born a very creative person with an active mind. I noticed I was bit by the creative bug at a pretty young age. Unlike other kids my age, I was bored by watching the TV. I had to be up, exploring, creating or doing things such as painting, crafting, building and learning. I loved creating my own businesses. My favorite part was designing the signage or marketing materials. I also enjoyed learning a new song to sing or playing on the piano. After realizing I was most passionate about music, my parents enrolled me in singing lessons.
Singing is what I spent the most time doing during middle school and high school. I sang in the jazz, varsity and acapella choirs. Outside of school, I took lessons and performed with a few different schools including the Septein Group and the School of Rock. I was incredibly lucky and had several opportunities to sing all over the DFW metroplex. During this time, I performed with many talented artists who are now international pop stars. One thing I learned from my passion for music is this: if you are passionate about something, focus on that one thing like a laser beam and do something to get better at it every day. Practice. Audition. Build. Try. Learn. Grow. Surround yourself with like minded people who also love what you love and are passionate about it. But most importantly: don’t give up.
| What I Do For A Living |
Fast forward to college: I chose to major in public relations because of my music background. The idea of publicizing an artist or celebrity was exciting to me, but ultimately ended up being a dead end unless I wanted to move to LA, Nashville or NYC. Upon graduation, I quickly started looking for advertising agency jobs in Dallas. I knew an agency is where I could gain the most amount of experience + exposure in a short amount of time with the goal of rapidly advancing my career. Today I work in Dallas at a digital agency where I build digital marketing strategies to help my clients get their businesses found online. Website development, SEO, SEM and social media are my day in and day out tasks and as nerdy as it may sound, I truly get excited about helping business owners improve their online presence. I know the future of business is through online channels, so I feel very confident in the future of the industry.
| Goals For The Candid Millennial |
My biggest goal would be to connect like-minded millennials through building a community where being honest, authentic and resourceful is key. Everything I write about comes from a place of genuine experiences, feelings and thoughts. Being young in your career isn’t a cakewalk. Learning about the constantly evolving industry of digital marketing isn’t as common sense as one might think. (Just ask anyone who’s ever worked with Google). And being new to a big city isn’t always a daily Instagram photo waiting to happen. Most days, I sit in traffic. I make mistakes. I over commit to things I don’t have time for. I have mini anxiety attacks. And sometimes I feel that my eyes are wider than my stride. But I’m here to share the beautiful truth about being a young, professional woman with BIG goals.
I would love to hear from you. Tell me about yourself, your journey, where you are now and where you want to go. Tell me what questions you have or what you want to know more about. Simply share your favorite blogger with me. I follow and subscribe to new bloggers daily and love the motivation that comes from others drive and creativity. Leave a comment below and start exploring some of my most popular categories: marketing, career & lifestyle. Don’t feel like reading? Check out my Instagram feed, follow me and I will follow you back!