But I haven’t always seen myself that way.
In 2014, I learned to never say never.
There was a time when you (literally) couldn’t have paid me to work a corporate 9 to 5 job.
Insert magical entrepreneurial journey here!
Miraculously got slotted into an entrepreneurship class taught by Amazon’s 5th employee, Tod Nelson
Took a game-changing blogging course that immersed me in a community of women deeply committed to quitting their 9 to 5’s and started a successful blog of my own
Found The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte which crystallized my ethos around “work,” i.e. that you should only invest your time in things + experiences that make you feel the way you want to feel
Launched a graphic apparel ecommerce business and went from idea to production in 30 days (yep, I'm 110% aware that I'm actually insane for doing this)
Co-hosted a podcast with my biz (and real life!) bestie – we talked about all things entrepreneurship and laptop lifestyle
Built a self-sustaining freelance graphic + web design practice that has evolved into what you see today
Dipped my toe into the realm of marketing and instantly became addicted
Stumbled into my dream 9 to 5 job (what?!?!) with my dream boss
Now, I happily split my time between Silicon Valley (yes, that one) and Santa Cruz, California (my favorite eccentric, laid-back beach town).
When I’m not perfecting email communications at my 9 to 5, I’m a marketing strategist and web designer who teaches hard-won lessons and insider tips + tricks to passionate small business owners.
It’s a mix of corporate and freelance more perfect than my 2014 self could’ve ever imagined.
I want you to know that I get it.
I get you.
The whole multi-passionate thing? I live it every day.
Growing beyond your comfort zone into new (ad)ventures? Been there, done that still doing that.
And the juggling act required to manage it all? I’m learning to master it.
I believe that…
You can (and should) have it all.
there is no limit on how many ideas you try.
your Work should make you feel good.
Your quirks should be celebrated (and leveraged).
You can do it, should you decide to try.