13 02, 2018

Employee #1: One Year With Clariant Creative

By |2018-02-13T11:53:35+00:00February, 13, 2018|Life, Work|0 Comments

February 13, 2017. My first day at Clariant Creative. The decision to accept the job offer with Clariant Creative was – at first glance – just another job with a HubSpot agency. But boy was I wrong. When I accepted this role, I had another job offer on the table. In both situations, I’d be working for a HubSpot agency. One was a freelance lead nurturing role. The other was a full-time inbound marketing specialist role. Both had their pros and cons. Both were appealing in different ways. Honestly, I was terrified of making the wrong choice. But deep down, [...]

23 06, 2017

Why I Choose to Be Open About My Mental Illness at Work

By |2017-06-22T22:15:30+00:00June, 23, 2017|Mental Health, Work|0 Comments

I’m just going to jump right in and say it. I struggle with a mental illness and an eating disorder – more specifically, depression, anxiety, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. I’ve also struggled with self-injury and suicidal thoughts. For the first four or five years after being diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I spent a lot of time hiding my mental illness as best I could. I tried to remain upbeat and positive, wore long-sleeved shirts to cover cuts and scars, and always insisted nothing was wrong. Looking back, I think a lot of people [...]

4 03, 2016

7 Confessions Of A Remote Employee

By |2016-02-24T23:07:44+00:00March, 4, 2016|Work|0 Comments

Back in September, I quit my full-time desk job in hopes of starting a freelance career. I got a few gigs here and there, but despite my best efforts, it just wasn't enough to pay the bills. So, I turned my focus to another avenue: working remotely. As an inbound marketer and content writer, I've found it incredibly difficult to work in an office setting. I'm someone who needs (mostly) silence to focus and write, and an office doesn't provide that environment. People talk, play their music loudly and expect you to join in on every conversation. For some people, [...]

23 07, 2015

3 Things I Learned From Losing a Job I Hated

By |2017-03-02T12:37:05+00:00July, 23, 2015|Work|1 Comment

I didn't always hate my job. In fact, there was a long period of time where I was head over heels in love with it. During that time, I would've done anything for the company I worked for. I'd stay late, occasionally come in early, and did whatever it took to get the job done perfectly. I was so passionate about my job that it was almost to a fault. My job was a roller coaster ride. One month, things would be great. The next - an absolute disaster. I never really knew where I stood with the company. Despite not [...]

26 09, 2014

3 Life Lessons from INBOUND 2014

By |2015-03-07T19:27:53+00:00September, 26, 2014|Work|0 Comments

A week ago, I was fortunate to attend my first marketing conference ever, and I was lucky enough to attend with my bosses and coworkers. I've always said that I have the best job ever, but this conference did a great job at proving it. I'm still fairly new to the world of inbound marketing, so it was amazing to be able to attend the INBOUND conference that's hosted by HubSpot. Throughout the conference, I had the opportunity to listen to some amazing keynote speakers including Simon Sinek, Malcolm Gladwell, Martha Steward and Shiza Shahid. I started this blog back [...]

9 08, 2014

What it REALLY Means to be an ISFJ

By |2015-03-07T19:57:22+00:00August, 9, 2014|Work|0 Comments

Yesterday at work, we all somehow got on the topic of personality types.  It made me think, "this would make an AWESOME blog post!"  So here it is. I first took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality type test back in 2011.  I was just elected as Student Government Senate Secretary, and we were getting ready to go on our annual Student Government retreat.  Before we went, we were all sent a link to the MBTI personality type test and were told to take it and email the SG coordinator a screenshot of our results.  So I took the test, [...]

29 06, 2014

New Job, New Outlook

By |2015-03-07T19:59:32+00:00June, 29, 2014|Work|0 Comments

It's hard to believe that it's been two months since I started my new job at Impulse Creative (wait, did I ever mention this new job?!) Hold on. Let's back up a second After I left my job at ITVantage/T3, I spent a week in Minnesota with my family. When I got back, I started my new job at a marketing and branding agency in Southwest Florida called Impulse Creative. I work as an inbound marketing consultant to create remarkable content (blogs, social media, emails, website content, etc) for a set of clients. My job is pretty sweet...I'm not going [...]

18 04, 2014

Thanks for the Memories

By |2015-03-07T19:59:58+00:00April, 18, 2014|Work|0 Comments

Today marks my last day at T3 Communications/ITVantage. I have mixed emotions about all of this. If I could describe how I feel in one word, it would be “bittersweet.” After graduating with my master’s degree, I spent months looking for a job, and eventually I was hired as the marketing coordinator for T3 and ITVantage. The job came with a lot of difficulties and struggles, and at times I just wanted to quit. There were days where I thought “I can’t take this anymore.” But at the end of the day, it all made me a better marketing professional.  I was forced to step [...]

24 10, 2012

Fight Hunger this Thanksgiving with PTE

By |2015-03-07T20:16:46+00:00October, 24, 2012|Work|0 Comments

A year ago I was trying to do it all- taking a full and heavy course load, being Senate Secretary/ Superhero, having an internship, and trying to have more of a social life than I had ever had before. During the thanksgiving holiday season, everyone has food drives. Last year was no exception. With everything going on, it was hard to know who to help and where to turn. A year ago I was interning for Pushing the Envelope (PTE), a mixed marketing communication firm in Fort Myers, FL. I served as their social media intern, which was the best [...]

29 07, 2011

First Public Relations Internship!

By |2015-03-07T22:38:11+00:00July, 29, 2011|Work|0 Comments

Today I landed my dream internship at Pushing the Envelope, Inc.  A good friend of mine interned there last semester and said so many amazing things about the firm and the owner.  So when I saw that they were  looking for an intern, I had to apply! Two days later, I interviewed and found out I got the internship!!  I'll be focusing on social media while the other intern will be focusing more on the traditional PR.  I'm super excited about this opportunity and where it will lead. I can't wait to start!!