Last week made me realize we are quickly approaching the busiest time of year. For me, these next four months are the race to the finish line to the New Year. I try to cram in finishing my goals and accomplishments for year, the holidays are fast approaching, and if you work in marketing or retail, you know that the holiday season also is the busiest time of year work wise. Continue reading “Life Last Week: Painting, Running, Reading”
It’s been about two months since I started working at Master & Dynamic. I’ve been managing both the social media and blog, which means my days are full of everything from responsive messaging to conducting interviews to planning socially-integrated partnerships. It’s a ton of work but it is rewarding. My job is essentially to find interesting creative and entrepreneurial folks and work with them to develop content highlighting their stories. It’s something I’ve always imagined doing and am pretty amazed I stumbled upon it. Continue reading “Life Last Week: Time Investment & Hot Dads”
Northside Innovation may have been two weeks ago, but I’m still thinking about the amazing speakers, the inspiration I gained, and how incredibly hot those two days were walking back and forth between my apartment and the Wythe Hotel. I put together a presentation for work to share what I learned, but wanted to share what I gained with a larger audience, so I made an adapted version to post on Slideshare. Continue reading “Northside Innovation 2015: The Takeaways”
Today marks the beginning of Northside Innovation, a conference that’s part of Northside Festival, a celebration of art, music, entrepreneurship, design, and tech based in North Brooklyn. This will be my fourth year attending (at least, I think that’s right) and it had me thinking about terms that are tossed around a lot within the creative, tech, advertising, and entrepreneurship worlds: “creators”, “makers”, “creatives”, and “producers”. Some are actual roles required on projects and some are self descriptive terms that somewhat self-obsessed people may use to describe themselves. Continue reading “Creator, Maker, Doer – Which Are You?”
It all started because my friend Jess became single again last fall.
I found out she broke up with her boyfriend while I was on a business trip to London, so within a few days of coming home, she and I planned on having dinner and talking about what happened. Instead, we found ourselves talking over our wine about what she was going to do moving forward. Since then, she’s been embarking on a journey of trying new things, taking classes, reading books, running, and embarking on a quest to discover her true passion in life. This coming from my most “professional” friend, who networks harder than anyone I know, is a member of multiple advertising clubs, and before finding her current job as a digital marketing manager had the most intense job seeking plan I’ve ever experienced, it wasn’t something I was used to. Continue reading “Kicking Off #100HoursofPainting”
When I look back on my life, I try to retrace my steps and think about what I had done that led me to where I am today. While in-between jobs last summer, I connected some dots and realized that volunteering and community service was a core component of who I am today. However, I’ve found that holding a full-time salary job and trying to volunteer on a regular basis extremely challenging, let alone the fact that all the “good” gigs get grabbed quickly, especially in NYC. Continue reading “Not Being “Allowed” to Volunteer”