In case any of you were curious, here is a brief summary of what I’ve been up to these past few months (in lieu of maintaining this blog):
- I became the “marketing and new media coordinator” at an upscale tennis and fitness club in LA. The industry isn’t an ideal fit for me, but the job isn’t without its perks … I work from home 75% of the week and have full creative control of the club’s in-house and online marketing/social media presence. Not bad, eh?
- As the title of this post suggests, I finally finished Fifty Shades of Grey. Wow. That book was something else … I can see why housewives the world over were so easily hooked. The writing style and vocabulary usage are beyond tantalizing – both sexually and literarily speaking. I sincerely hope EL James used her Fifty Shades earnings to design a “nice kitchen” for her family … she most certainly deserves it!
- I also started another blog – two, in fact. The first is a digital chronicle of my “sessions” with a fictional therapist. My insurance doesn’t cover mental health expenses; blogging is free. As much as I’d love to share the link, I think it’s best I let my prospective employers/lovers/best friends/etc. uncover this one on their own … it shouldn’t be too difficult. My other project – which is actually a “co-venture” between myself and a friend – is a satirical Tumblr targeting Arcade Fire as “sellouts.” Silly and undeniably hipster as it may sound, this blog soon became a suitable creative outlet for both of us. Yay Internet.
- While we’re on the topic, did I mention I’m a Web designer now? OK, I’m honestly far from it; however, I AM a master at Squarespace 6 (because that’s totally a skill) and recently developed a pretty phenomenal website for a trainer I met at the club. I’m in the process of making additional changes to the homepage and navigation structure, but I’m impressed with my work nonetheless.
- In December, I seriously considered moving to San Francisco. I interviewed for what appeared to be a mundane inside sales job at an IT staffing and recruiting company (whatever that means). I didn’t get the job, but I learned a valuable lesson that day: I have absolutely no interest in sales. None whatsoever. So thank you, unnamed tech company, for sparing me the time and mental anguish of pursuing a potentially soul-destroying career in sales.
- I turned 24 last month. Cool. At least I’m no longer 23? *cue Grumpy Cat meme*
- My social media presence has been seriously lacking. “Hire me as your social media manager/[insert generic title here] … I was once a social media MAVEN … circa 2012.” Although it has become an integral part of my “career path,” my enthusiasm for social networking on a personal level has been on the decline over the past year and a half. At a glance: Facebook won’t stop changing its design/layout, Twitter has become cluttered with more information than any normal person could possibly digest, and the other social platforms have either been purchased by the “Big Two” (FB and Twitter, obviously) or are too obscure and seemingly useless to maintain users’ interest. If only everyone used Path … Dave Morin, you are fucking brilliant.
- Finally, on an entirely unrelated note, I recently developed a fondness for the comedic genius/absolute disaster known as BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood. As much as I hate to admit it, Robin Thicke has earned some serious respect points for his impeccable performance … not to mention his apparently innate ability to assimilate with African-Americans. Who knew? You go girl.
Well, I think that about covers it. I’m not sure how often I’m going to check this blog, but it’s definitely nice to stop in for a visit every now and again. See you never!