The subject line might feel a little wild, I know. But hey, that’s where I am right now! I have nothing but amazing things to say about my time at Small Girls PR. I worked at the agency for over 4 years. I started working there when I was 24 years old…news flash, I am old now. Prior to Small Girls, I worked at an entertainment public relations agency which was extremely toxic and borderline abusive, so finding Small Girls PR was a dream come true. I remember walking into the small Brooklyn office where I met the founders for the first time, and immediately knew I wanted to work there. I began as a freelance creative strategist but soon found myself at the office on my “off-days’” because I wanted to be around my team. I soon agreed to a full-time position and began to work my way up the ladder. I worked with a variety of clients, including top fashion designers, Jason Wu and Norma Kamali, Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, Proctor and Gamble, and Verizon, and “start-ups” (at the time), Zola and TaskRabbit. I am proud of the work I did at Small Girls and how much I grew in the digital marketing industry. Not only did I build out my skill in digital marketing, but I made lifelong friends and mentors.
Over the past few months, I have been going back and forth with the inevitable question, “what is the next step in my career?” To be honest, I think it took being in a pandemic to realize that I wanted and needed to push myself forward to truly figure out that question. I want to figure out how to apply all of these skills I have acquired over the past 7 years of being in the industry to things I am truly passionate about. What exactly is it that makes me tick?
As of right now, I honestly don’t know the answer to that question. But it’s important for me to spend some time with myself and give myself space to really figure that out. Sure, it’s scary. But what is scarier to me is the thought of looking back 5 years from now and regretting that I never gave myself the opportunity to try something different.
As most of you know, I have been quarantining at my family home in D.C. for the past few months and have been LOVING my time here. My sister just had her first baby and we have all been spending so much time together and it has been such a blessing during an otherwise crazy time. I haven’t lived at home in over 10 years, so being here for the past few months has meant the absolute world to me and also helped me sort of put my life in perspective as I aim to figure out the next step. I am planning to go back to Los Angeles with Matt in mid-July and start to put feelers out for the next opportunity. Whether that’s just picking up freelance jobs here and there, or landing at in-house at a company, we’ll just have to see!
OF COURSE, I will be working on the blog through this all because after all, that’s one thing for the past 7 years that has brought me so much happiness. I love connecting with you all, having a creative outlet and opportunities I couldn’t even dream of without this platform. Courtney and I say this all of the time but we are so lucky that we have built a platform that enables us these types of opportunities. I am so excited to work full time on the blog for the next few months with Courtney so we can really focus on just putting out fun, new and engaging content!
I know I have had some talks with some of you about how you are feeling about your jobs and how it is so different during this pandemic/anxieties about leaving/having a desire to change. I am always a resource if you want to talk – we are in this together!