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Identity Crisis

This has been a bit of a recurring theme lately on the blog. You’ve seen it. It’s been in quick little blurbs. The writing has been on the wall for a while.

The blog is having an identity crisis.

The blog started as a means to write and be creative. It began to evolve fairly early on as a means to promote my new photography business. Then it became a place to rant, and most recently, a place to record my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I was beginning to mold my blog off of the healthy living bloggers that I admire, forgetting one crucial aspect.

I’m not a healthy living blogger. Nor do I want to become one. (No offense – you all are amazing.)

Yes. I’m a SweatPink ambassador and a Fit Possible ambassador. But I applied to be part of those communities to help motivate my own journey and to look for guidance. I’ve never positioned myself as a person who knows that they are talking about. In fact, half the time, it’s me rambling about what I’ve learned and discovered that particular day.

So what do I want this blog to be?

Simply a place where I can write. It’s a lifestyle blog, just not a healthy lifestyle blog. It’s a lifestyle blog because it’s about my life. And no matter what is included within the cyber-walls here, it’s still just a lifestyle blog.

So yes. You will probably still some exercise-related posts, or posts about smoothies (I love smoothies), but that’s not what I’m about or what this blog is about. You will see a good mix of everything that is me; thoughts of the day, maybe a book review here and there, going on and on about my love for all things Apple, pictures, and even some actual good writing in here. Not my ‘conversational’ writing (like in this post).

So, whether this is your first time reading my blog, or your 500th (which is impossible because I think I’ve only written like 120 posts), welcome to my world. This is a blog that is  a look into my life as a 20-something female trying to balance it all and feels the need to write about it.

Welcome to A Glimpse Into Eryn’s World – The First Post

Welcome to a glimpse into my world.

Bear with me as I learn how to use WordPress and make this blog look fresh and fun… it might take me sometime.

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For those reading, here’s a little background on me.

I graduated with my BA in Communications in ’08 where I was one of the last classes to learn print journalism. As you all know, print journalism is on the outs. I managed to wrangle a job at a publishing company where I had been a temp. That quickly ended as I realized the day in and day out of the same task just wasn’t for me. I left and began working back at the riding stable where I grew up while I looked for something new. I ended up working part-time at a liquor store as a Front End Manager learning as much as I possibly could about wines, beers and liquors for a year while I floundered around, got the last of my partying out of the way and realized I needed to find a real career. After another odd job of working at a gym, I landed a job at an up and coming company as a receptionist where I was quickly thrown into learning numerous different things, including marketing.

This is when I realized that marketing would be a good fit for me. It was the perfect blend of logic and creativity that I was looking for and was not a ‘desk job’ so to speak. I did my research, found a good graduate school program (one that did not require the GREs) and applied. Before I knew it, I was going to be starting my MS in Marketing in September of 2009. I had always said I would take a year off before starting school and I did exactly that.

Not long after enrolling, I was laid off. I floundered again, went back to working at my barn part-time and landed a gig as a Marketing and Office Assistant for a local limousine company. I was put in charge of the social media campaign and their newsletter. While there, I took advantage and learned as much as possible again. Working part-time was wonderful and allowed me to be able to spend a solid year focusing on school.

In August ’10, I learned I would be going back to the previous company, but this time as a Marketing and Office Assistant. I would still work the front desk, but would now have the ability to do some marketing and learn those ropes too. I’ve been back for almost a year (September 20th) and this past year has flown by. Not only was I working full-time, but I was still in school full-time. I should have mentioned that I did my ENTIRE program online. Extreme flexibility.

But now, I will officially be done with my Masters as of August 27th, 2011. The degree will be in my possession as of September 15th. And hopefully, my Marketing career will then take off. With school ending, I’m finding myself constantly wondering where my life will take me. Several people have asked me if I will go on to get my PhD. (The answer is no). The only thing that truly matter to me is that I did it. And I am just about done…

This blog will detail my life after graduate school. A time in my life where I suddenly find I have free time again and have the ability to explore my passions, without the stress of getting homework done hanging over my head.

Enjoy!

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