Happy New Year, my friends! I’m still in disbelief at how fast 2018 flew by, and it was one of the best years I’ve ever had. I earned more money than any other year, traveled to some pretty incredible places, moved yet again and crossed off a few major milestones. Let’s take a look back at some highlights, some lessons learned, and some of my favorite posts from the past year!
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Diversity Problem In The Blogging Industry:
Do you know why I’ll always love my actual website & blog more than Instagram? It’s because I can get real on here, and address some things about the influencer industry that might not be picture perfect.
I love being a content creator, but I have to be candid here: the blogging industry has a major problem with diversity. The fashion world, in general, has had issues with diversity for years now, and the lack of diversity has become downright uncomfortable for me at times. For starters, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been to a blog event, and I’ve been one of two or three women of color in attendance — even though D.C. is one of the most diverse cities in the country, and people from all backgrounds come to the Nation’s Capital to work. It’s not that talented women of color don’t exist in this industry — it’s that they’re consistently being overlooked.
As I write this, I’m sitting on the floor of my brand new apartment. Do I have any furniture in my new place yet? No. Do I have Internet installed yet? Absolutely not (thank goodness for hotspots!) Am I completely content right now? Absolutely.
I wouldn’t call myself a moving expert. However, I have made three long-ish distance moves in the last five years, so I have picked up a few house moving tips. I’ve had super easy moves, and I’ve had unfortunate experiences, but let’s be honest — who has a move that goes perfectly? Here’s how to keep your cool during a chaotic move.