I remember working as a waitress in college, watching the friday night happy hour crowds winding down after their long work week with a beer, cheersing to the weekend, and I longed to be one of them. I relished the thought of sitting at a desk all day, stapling papers, and enjoying weekend nights and sunday morning brunches, instead of working through the weekend re-filling their sodas. The grass seemed so much greener on the other side. After graduating, I found myself on the other side, working a couple of different 9-5 jobs, and then I realized, it wasn’t so glamorous after-all. Sitting at a desk all day, counting down the hours until I would be released, making money for other people who ultimately determined if I was allowed to take a vacation or not. To be fair, I always had great bosses that never denied me time off, and I took a lot of it, but it was always the principal of having to ask. I hated having to sit at a desk for 8 hours a day when I knew I was efficient enough to get all of my work done in just 3. After 6 years of working for other people, I realized I couldn’t do that anymore. I couldn’t spend more than half of my life sitting at a desk working on things I wasn’t passionate about. I wanted to take my dog for walks in the middle of the day. I wanted to give myself Fridays off if I felt like it. I wanted to listen to music loudly while I worked, take a 9am workout class, and maybe get some laundry done while I worked. And most important of all, I wanted to be passionate about what I was doing. When I’m working on creative projects, I go to sleep thinking about them, writing ideas in my phone, and then wake up in the morning excited and ready to bring those ideas to life! Sometimes I’ll hop on my computer in the middle of the night because I’m too excited to wait until the morning, and I love that I have that option. I love that the internet has allowed me to create a dream job for myself, and I want to help others who want the same by building brands and websites for small business owners to set them up for success.
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Favorite way to spend a Sunday morning...
On the couch, snuggling my pup, with a hot coffee in my hand watching last night's Saturday Night Live episode.
My dream vacation is...
I've been lucky enough to take my fair share of dream vacations. Travel has always been a priority for Will & Me. We even spent more money on our honeymoon than we did on our wedding! My dream vacation is going to a tropical island, scuba diving every day and exploring the ocean!
My drink order is usually...
A margarita on the rocks with salt!
Something weird about me...
The first time I ever saw a quintessential cactus in the wild in person, I cried! To be fair... Will and I were on like, hour 7 of a long road trip and I think I was a little tired and loopy. I was just so excited to see one!
If I could only eat one type of cuisine for the rest of my life, it would be...
Mexican food! I could eat it every day. Give me all the tacos, guac and margs please!