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!
I don’t always blog on Saturdays, but trust me: this is a very special post for some of my D.C.-area boss ladies!
I’ve been blogging full-time for the past two years, and you guys: being self-employed is no easy feat. To all my fellow boss babes out there — you all are my inspiration to keep going. Nope, I don’t have a steady paycheck every week or great benefits with blogging full-time, but at the end of the day, it’s the career that I’m the most passionate about, and that’s what makes it all worthwhile.
For all my D.C.-area female entrepreneurs out there: I’ve got the scoop on a competition where you can win funds to launch your dream business. The catch? You have to submit your applications by THIS Monday, November 12th. Here’s how to enter!
Raise your hand: who else wears contacts out there?
A little backstory for me: both of my parents wear glasses, so I knew I was pretty doomed in the vision department from the start. I started wearing glasses in the first grade, and year after year, my lens prescription just kept getting stronger. C’est la vie!
I started wearing contacts in the 7th grade, and I felt like a new woman. There were many years where I refused to wear my glasses in public as a teen because teens always make poor choices, amirite? However, over the past couple of years, I’ve fallen back in love with my glasses again, and have started wearing them much more often! Here are a few reasons why I stopped wearing my contacts every single day and started rocking glasses more often.
This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.
Becoming a full-time blogger was a big transition for me. When I was still balancing my 9-5 and my blog, I would wake up pretty early, answer emails, go to work, answer more emails or shoot during my lunch break, head to an event after work, and then usually stay awake until midnight working on my blog.
Fast forward to today. While I still don’t have the best work-life balance, it is pretty incredible to have a commute that involves me walking from my bed to my desk every day. However, I think you’d be surprised at how early I wake up even though, as a full-time blogger, I’m my own boss!