Last week I received the unfortunate news that I was laid off at my day job where I worked remotely as a Social Media Manager. My first reaction was to cry, obviously, but after further contemplation I saw it as a new opportunity knocking at the door.
I have been a student of social media since the first social platforms were released. I studied Public Relations at Boston University where I learned how to successfully navigate various campaigns for many different companies. I have 5 years worth of experience negotiating contracts, executing creative campaigns, and creating ad-driven lead generation. I know being laid off doesn’t reflect on my performance or personal character, but it did hit me like a bag of bricks. It was unexpected (thanks North Carolina for being an at-will state – meaning you can get laid off on the spot with no rhyme or reason).
Getting laid off really sucks because there are so many variables to consider. It can put you in a really weird head space that is hard to bounce back from. I think the most important thing is to not catastrophize the event. Make a plan, get organized, and get back into the job hunt. It honestly could all be a blessing in disguise, which is how I am treating this situation for myself. The crazy thing is that my initial reaction wasn’t to start worrying about how I would pay my bills or rent, but instead I felt empowered to dive into something that I have been wanting to pursue for a while. I was able to stay motivated after getting laid off because I had bigger dreams to chase.
During the past two years I have been trying to curate a capsule wardrobe based on a color palette. This includes white, brown, beige, camel, maroon, blush, pink, and more. I love the warmer palette, and finding items to style together has never been easier because everything matches! If you’re wondering how to style brown and white for fall, then look no further!
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Some of you may remember the classic Nickelodeon cartoon show about a spunky redheaded girl. If you don’t, it’s a TV show about a girl named Ginger’s journey through middle school. I’m sure we can all remember how painful that time was, with raging puberty and hormones. In the show there is a gaggle of mean girls who try to make Ginger and her friend’s lives difficult. I’m sure we have all experienced bullying in some way or form, but I think some of the worst type of bullying is making fun of someone’s physical appearance. Throw in some red hair, pasty skin and freckles – the bullies will have a field day with you!
In 6th grade I remember a girl making fun of my eyelids having prominent veins since my skin is so pale. I’ve had people comment on my blog telling me that my outfit would look better on someone who isn’t so pale. I’ve had times where I was tested to spend hundreds of dollars a month on spray tans just so I can look normal. I have heard people say nasty comments like “well she’s a ginger so…” implying that people with red hair are inferior or ugly. I always wondered why I had to change myself to appease someone else. Was my red hair and pale skin that offensive?