Why I'm a Bad Blogger

Yes, by traditional blogging standards I'm not the best....but at least I'm honest about it. I'm probably the most inconsistent blogger that you follow, but hey I can't help it. That's life for me. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, so I don't schedule my posts too far out. I write when inspiration strikes. Some days I'll post twice and some weeks you'll wonder if I'm alive because I don't post anything.

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Goodbye Nashville

I came to this city with no clue. No clue about what I wanted to do or who I was, but when I left this city, I left with a passion and the incredible feeling of knowing my true self. Nashville really did give me wings and through this journey I learned how to fly. Moving to a new city and not knowing anyone pushed me to be independent. It forced me to truly find myself. And it is definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made. If you EVER have the chance to move, GO. Go far away where you don't know anybody. It'll take some getting used to. It'll be scary at first, but it's an incredibly rewarding experience that can allow you to find & love yourself.

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My New Start Up: The Honest Connection

A lot of people have been asking me what I've been doing since I've graduated....while it does include a hodge lodge of freelance gigs and the blog, I've also been working on a new project. For the past few months I've been creating The Honest Connection, an online social impact wholesale catalog for retailers. What does this mean? Basically I'll be consulting boutiques & retailers for FREE to help them find socially responsible and ethical brands that will fit well in their stores.

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Late Night Life Updates

Ever tried running a start up & moving across country? Pro-tip probably don't. My life is literally in boxes right now...and my head is spinning in 1000 different directions. Sorry I've been slacking off on product posts & incredibly slow with responding to e-mails, but here's a little life update on what's going on with me.

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International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day. You are strong. You are powerful. You are your own beautiful person. For that I am forever grateful.

While embracing individuality, we must remember the fight for equality is a collaborative effort. We must remember to uplift and appreciate each others uniqueness.

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The Creative Night Owl

The creative process can be frustrating because creativity is not something you can just turn on. It takes time and the right environment. The right environment for me can sometimes involve going out and about, but most times it involves sitting in my bed with early 2000s jams blasting, the scent of a strong, fruity candle, and the warm glow of the gold lights that line my window. This is my happy place, where I feel safe, and where I am able to focus my thoughts on the creative process.

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Happy Birthday: Two Years Old

Two years ago TODAY I was sitting in my dorm room at Belmont University when I made a pixelated logo in Powerpoint and typed up out the words The Honest Consumer. I had no idea what was ahead of me. Who knew The Honest Consumer would turn into a community of lovely souls passionate about changing the world. We have a community of over 6,000 people which is more than I could have EVER hoped for...and we're not done growing yet! It has been such a blessing and The Honest Consumer wouldn't be possible without YOU! 

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A Day In The Start Up Life

What do you do for a living? What I do....is something different EVERYDAY. I mean everyday. I couldn't tell you what a day in the life is like because I don't have a set routine. My days are chaos...most days, relatively organized chaos. A day for me could involve a few calls, some meetings, writing, website updates, creating newsletters, editing posts, screaming at the computer, photoshoots with product, researching new companies, interviews, catching up on the e-mails I'm constantly a month behind on, attempting to understand algorithm changes, or all of the above. All done with massive amounts of coffee while trying to keep my sanity. 

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