August Update | 101 in 1001
I am attempting to do the 101 things in 1001 days goal list again since I wasn’t successful keeping track of the first one, so I decided to start over from scratch (again). I should probably come up with a better way to remind myself to check my list on the first of every month so I can decide which goals on that list I wanna work on. I’ll be doing monthly updates on goals that I’ve accomplished thus far and if I don’t do a monthly post, that means I most likely didn’t accomplish shit and that’s okay, so no need for me to sweat over it. I’m terrible at this blogging stuff but I’m trying to do better yall, which is ironic I’m terrible because I currently manage a wedding blog/magazine that I started lol. If you wanna see the entire list, go here.
Develop a personal website (February 2017)
I decided to upgrade how I present everything that I do and what better way to do it than to showcase everything on a personal website. Plus, I can only fit so much information
Develop a personal website (February 2017)an one-page resume with everything I’ve done these past few years and what I’m currently doing now. It’s easier on a website to create a comprehensive resume page that lists everything and then have potential employers and recruiters download/view a condensed version for their convenience. It has always been in the back of my mind that I needed to start working on my personal brand, but this article that I read from The Every Girl (@theeverygirl_) is what got everything running in motion.
Get a branded email address (July 2017)
I’m all about spending the money towards a branded email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) that includes your domain name. It adds a sense of professionalism to your brand. Squarespace is integrated with GSuite now, so you can easily get an email setup on the backend of your website. You can pay $50/year or pay $5/month that they charge automatically at the first of the month.
Launch 4 creative projects
Moxie Brides Magazine (February 2017)
I had a feeling that getting back in the publishing world was gonna happen eventually, but I never thought I would be interested in starting my own publication. I’ve done yearbook, worked for another publication for 3 years while I attended UNT and was missing it terribly. I love weddings ( the main reason why I am pursuing a career as a wedding planner in the first place) and finally figured out which niche I wanted to specialize in. The only issue is, my ideal niche really isn’t showcased in the mainstream wedding industry, so I thought might as well do something about it. Like I always say, I don’t wait on others to showcase representation and inclusion in any industry that I'm interested in working in. I’m grateful for the support I’ve received thus far and I’m looking forward to what paths I end up crossing while growing this indie publication.