Well, hello, friends! What a surprising and lovely welcome. Thank you! I feel as though I have a million wonderful things to write about, and am so glad to be back and have the forum to do so.
There is one thing right off the bat I can assure won’t be the same this time around: posting frequency. I simply don’t have time to post five days a week. Well, technically I could, if I wanted to spend approximately 15 hours a day on my computer, but that ain’t livin’!
My days are in any arrangement of the following: gym, work for 9-10 hours (on a good day), traffic, work event, client meetings, dinners, passing out. I try to optimize my time, but there just isn’t enough of it! I know you all feel me on this.
The schedule is all thanks to the wonderful field of work I’ve fallen into: PR. I’m a digital account executive at an agency that works with restaurants and the hospitality industry in general. That means I Facebook, tweet and Instagram about food and wine all day. Yes, that’s right. I tweet professionally. There’s much more that goes into it (reports, research, graphic design— I use this term lightly, proving to clients that social media can lead to additional “butts in the seats”, photography, live tweeting events, etc.), but the long and short of it is that I’ve managed to find a job that perfectly marries my love of food with my knowledge of social media. What’s even better is that I absolutely adore and admire everyone I work with.Ladies who Wine Wednesday together, stay together.
My journey to my current position (which feels like it was destined from the moment I started SnackFace) has been a long and adventurous one ever since I moved here. When I up and left Ohio, I didn’t have a job lined up. I put myself in a situation where I had no other choice than to figure it out, and I did. Call it luck, call it coincidence, but within a week of moving to Los Angeles, I had both an apartment and a job lined up. Then things got a little messy.
I went from blogging for celebrities for a handful of months, to freelancing for an online celebrity news site, to freelancing as a social media manager at an advertising agency, and then finally, I found a job that felt more like home. I was tireless in my pursuit of finding the perfect position for me, and it’s paid off. It has been an enormous gift. Not only does it feel great to spend your days doing what you usually do as a hobby, but it’s also been inspiring and uplifting to be around smart women who have similar interests and passions.And by similar interests I mean like eating the entire Taverna Tony menu in Malibu. Is there anything more obnoxious than a picture of booties? NOPE. With some babez.
All of that is to say: I promise to post as often as I can, but you might have to be a little patient with me (MamaJ, Popsicle, I’m looking at you). It’s not a good excuse, but I’m feasting on life so I can then share it.
Until next time!
(P.S. OH MY GOD THIS FORMATTING IS HORRIFIC. I’ll work on that. SORRY.)