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Wow…I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I truly started the blog. One Small Blonde started out as a personal creative outlet just like so many other blogs. Sharing my personal style with others has always been something I love doing, but after a hard breakup this time last year it wasn’t what I was focused on or truly even cared about. I was in a rut. I needed something exciting to get me out of the terrible “why did this happen to me” phase (know what I mean?). If you’ve seen Legally Blonde just imagine that first scene where she gets dumped, and if you haven’t seen that movie go watch it…now. It’s my absolute favorite movie!

Even though I loved my real life job I knew it wasn’t going to do the trick at the time because it was still “work” not fun. Don’t get me wrong…running my own company over the last 5 years has been incredible and fun majority of the time. However, I needed something else to get that creative fire going again. I’d had a few brands reach out to me about collaborating with them, and that’s basically when I had my “screw being sad” moment and went full speed ahead with the blog. 🙂 My friends and family know that whenever I put my mind to something it’s usually 0 to 100% in a matter of days…and now looking at where I am today truly gives me an overwhelming feeling of happiness and accomplishment.

Today, I was reunited with that same feeling about my real job. I started my own social media marketing company almost a year after I graduated college. I won’t lie…I had no idea what I was doing except I knew I was good at helping businesses manage their Facebook business page. Fast forward a few years, and now I’m operating a full service digital marketing agency called Muse Media. Not only do we help clients manage their social media marketing, we build websites, develop branding materials, and much more. While I was in a consulting meeting today with a new client I remembered why I love what I do, and how much I love helping other small businesses succeed just like I’ve done. Even if you’re thinking about starting a blog of your own, or building the next Instagram platform I’d love to work with you!

{Life Lesson} There will be up’s and down’s, and really really crappy parts of life. Find something you love doing, put your whole heart in it, and take control of your happiness!!

Black Tassel Dress: Cooper & Ella (c/o) // Long Open Front Cardigan: Topshop // Black and White Lace-Up Heels: Dolce Vita (on SALE!) // Fringe Crossbody Purse: Nordstrom // Baublebar Gold Studded Spike Bracelet: Nordstrom // Gold Marble Bangle: Bracha // Double-Finger Drusy Ring: Kendra Scott (c/o) // Gold Bar Ring: Revolve (similar style)

photos: Justin James Photography

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