Here's how a stint at a legal magazine turned into writing content that connects for mindful creatives.
(BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T BE FAIR TO HELP YOU TELL YOUR STORY WITHOUT TELLING YOU MINE!)
In college, all I wanted to do with my journalism degree was write for magazines. Feature writing was my favorite class, and I saw myself in NYC after graduation, working for a glossy.
Yet three years later, I found myself at a legal trade magazine, bored to tears writing about e-discovery. (No offense, lawyers.)
It was 2009, and I knew I needed digital skills, and I wanted to work in that nebulous ~lifestyle content~ space, sharing tips of How to Make Your Life Better in 17 Easy Steps. As it happened, I also had about 50 pounds to lose, so I started a blog.
And then I ran a 5K. And then a 10K. And then a half-marathon. And then a whole damn marathon. After that first 26.2, I was hooked on the healthy lifestyle and addicted to endorphins.
Since then, I've struggled with depression and anxiety, and then grief, after losing my mom to ovarian cancer in July 2017. Through sharing my struggles, I've learned the power of vulnerability, and I'm here to help you open up without oversharing.