You may or may not have heard the news but… I am moving! This has been such a drawn out process but I am so happy to finally be able to share the news that I quit my job on the East Coast, accepted a new offer for a role I am passionate about back in Minneapolis and am FINALLY able to dive back into my blog without restrictions. I could cry tears of joy (and I have) over that last part.
Those of you who have been following along with me for the last few years know the struggle I went through when I first moved to Philly and was blindsided by my employer. In case you missed the back-story, you can catch up on what happened here. In a nutshell, I moved my life to the East Coast to begin my career only to be told once I arrived that my blog was a conflict of interest and I could no longer partner with brands and/or share my favorite style finds with you – basically everything that makes up my blog. I was devastated and never would have accepted that job if I knew it meant giving up my blog. But I made the choice to stay and continue creating content within the guidelines of my “conflict of interest” and did the best I could to uphold my passion for creativity and style here on Blonde & Bliss. Over the past 2 years I lost several followers, lost touch with the brands I once worked with and started to lose the joy I once had being able to show up everyday and share on the platform I worked so hard to build. I was unhappy in the career that I thought would be my “dream job” and knew deep down that something had to change.
I began looking for jobs long before C-19 even began and you can imagine the toll that C-19 took on my job search… After countless applications and interviews that left me hanging, I started to feel defeated. That is, until the opportunity came along with my new employer. I had been searching and searching for a job that would allow me to use my passion for creativity and when I stumbled upon this opportunity I knew it would be the perfect fit for me. And thankfully, they thought so too. With this new role, I am able to do my blog, create content every single day as a part of my career and join a healthy growing company. I couldn’t be more excited!!
But with every move comes some very tough good-byes. Philly has been an experience I will never forget. From broken car windows, flooded apartments and quite literally the worst slum-lord, I have faced so many challenges that have allowed me to cry hours on end but have also allowed me to grow so much as a person. Philly was, and definitely still is, a little rough around the edges but I’ve warmed up to it and have grown a special place in my heart for this city and especially the incredible friends and memories it’s allowed me to make.
I’ve been dreading the thought of having to say good-bye to my best friends. I know it’s never a true good-bye and rather a “see ya later” as they say, but still… I will miss being able to walk a few blocks to each others apartments, spontaneously go on our weekend adventures and indulge at our favorite happy hours in the city. For the first time in my life I feel like I’ve truly met my people, soul sisters if you will, and I love them so much. <3
I’ve felt lost so many times over the past few weeks, worrying about whether or not this is the right move for me, but as I say – everything happens for a reason and I am excited to see what this next chapter back in Minneapolis has in store for me.
Cheers to new beginnings!