It's hard to believe, but this week it will have been one year since I launched the Written Paper Goods Etsy shop! And I'm hoping you'll help me celebrate.
Yesterday I wrote about how Megan Leigh Barnard has inspired me in the short time we've known each other. But she also played the important role of introducing me to today's #empoweredWritten honoree: Sarah Harste.
Sarah is as kind and genuine a person as you could ever hope to meet, especially when you're attempting to get through your first ever networking event.
When I first Emma, it was on the heels of a thrilling promotion. As Editor of an online magazine, I was managing a small team of writers, and I was psyched to find that Emma was a kindred spirit and hailed from my home state of Vermont.
But as time went on, my excitement about the role faded, and I was left facing the reality that I was suffering serious work-life imbalance — cast into relief by the stories Emma regaled me with of her digital nomad lifestyle.
When I first moved to Columbus, I had to take a terrible job just to make ends meet. Thankfully, I was able to leave within months, and started working for a woman that became one of my personal (s)heroes.
Christina Getachew didn't just teach me the value of sustainable fashion, but also that it was possible to build a sustainable business on a foundation of transparency, creativity, and philanthropy.
My mom is my lifelong best friend. She’s fun, creative, and always a call away for advice or to dish about embarrassingly bad TV. There are a lot of things I could write about her, but today I want to focus on how she’s a great teacher — in more ways than one.
I had the good fortune of watching my mother take a big chance on herself, and find success in a new career path. Unfortunately, being witness to her inspiring journey wasn’t enough to set me striding confidently down my own path — first, I needed to be shaken out of self-limiting beliefs that held me back for years.
Here’s the story of how my mom helped me wake up and get to work.