Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by! So, a little about me. I’m 29 years old, newly married, and living in Raleigh/Durham, NC. I currently work as a registered nurse in a medical intensive care unit, and as a digital media influencer. I feel like the last several years have evolved a lot regarding my career and personal life, so here’s some of the backstory!
I graduated from University of North Carolina Greensboro in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies (and a minor in Spanish). I started working at a marketing firm upon graduating but didn’t feel like it was a good fit for me. I then moved to NYC for about a year and allowed myself to explore some other potential career options. For a while I thought I wanted to work in the fashion industry and in styling but I didn’t know if the career path itself was very realistic. It was around this time that I met several other women who were in nursing school, and thought, well, maybe I’ll be a nurse. I know, not the typical mindset of someone who goes into nursing! I then moved back to North Carolina (2013) and started working towards a Bachelor’s in Nursing (BSN).
During my time in nursing school, I started my blog (beginning of 2015) just for fun–I wanted to share my personal style, healthy recipes, beauty tips, and fitness advice. About eight months later I started my Instagram (independent from my blog) as I wanted a way to help stay motivated and accountable with a fitness program I was doing at the time. As you can see, I never sought out to be a blogger or digital influencer…I just wanted outlets to connect with others, share tips, and hold myself accountable.
My blog kind of took a backseat about six months in. Probably because I had just created it for fun, and well, between work and nursing school, life was busy. I still had my IG though, and that was an easy and quick way to connect with others, and share my fitness journey. My IG unintentionally evolved and reached a point where I realized that I was actually helping motivate others and keep them accountable–and that was/is a great feeling! With that said, I just kept maintaining my account through nursing school, and continued to do so after graduating (December 2015) and into my nursing career.
It wasn’t until another year or so later that I started to realize that I could turn my digital media presence into that of a career. I knew I absolutely loved being able to share content over my blog and Instagram, motivate and connect with everyone, but it didn’t really dawn on me what the potential of it was. So in that sense, I still feel like somewhat of a novice in this area, but I am learning more each day and know that I love what I’m doing and want it to continue. So, let’s see what the future holds!
While sifting through what my career would/will be, I met my husband Stephen. We met summer 2016, got engaged eight months later, and married in June 2017. He is a large reason of how my Instagram has evolved to what is it now. Always willing to take photos, bounce ideas off of, and bring me back to reality when I get a little crazy or stressed ? While he has been a huge support through navigating and growing my online presence, he is just my rock regarding life in general. I can whole heartedly say that he is the love of my life, and I don’t know what I would do without him!
Well, hopefully this helps you guys get to know me a little better (I mean, I basically wrote a novel after all)! But know that I am incredibly grateful for each and every one of you. You guys are the reason that I am getting to do what I love so thank you for your constant love and support! xx