Hard Work Pays Off

For the last few months, I’ve been working my butt off.  A lot of things have happened recently.

First of all, the wonderful manager of WAR Chest took a well deserved trip.  So for the past 6 weeks, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work in the store on Friday’s.  It was so much fun!  I absolutely love talking to people and doing everything in the store!  I can’t think of one thing I dislike. 

She has also asked me to help plan events for the boutique, which I am so excited about!  Event planning is one of my favorite things to do.  It’s challenging, keeps me busy and I love coming up with creative new ideas! 

Not only that, I’ve been taking some photographs of volunteers as models.  This is something so new to me.  I love photography, but I don’t typically take photos of people so I’m learning the best ways to pose people and how to direct them to create the perfect shot.

Through that work with the boutique, I’ve been contacted by a local fashion blogger to potentially take photos for her blog!!  I should be meeting with her soon and I am so excited!  Also, a volunteer wanted to hire me to take photos of her grandsons.  How exciting is that?  I can maybe start making a little extra money doing something I love and continue to perfect my skills.  With student loans to worry about, any extra income would be wonderful.

I’ve taken over the Instagram account for Feral Fixers, a local cat rescue.  I’ve also been working more of their events and trying to help with marketing as best I can.  They’ve been working so hard to place so many cats and kittens in a home.   If you live in the Chicagoland area (especially Dupage County) check them out!

On top of that, I’m still doing a fundraising walk with my sister, my best friend Kristiii and my sister’s friend for Mutual Ground and I’ve just signed on to run a 5k for Traffick Free.

Finally, my pride and joy.  The last few months I’ve been working on a seminar to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.  I have been emailing back and forth with Benedictine University and finally scheduled a time and reserved a room.  They have been so immensely helpful, I can’t even put into words!  It’s been really long days and nights, scheduling photo shoots for marketing material, editing those photos, adding our information, writing event details, setting up accounts, sending out press releases hoping to be picked up by someone, creating contact lists and so much more. 

I’ve been working so hard to get everything together and it is finally happening!  So far 9 people have officially registered and we are hoping for many many more.  I am getting to the point where I am almost completely exhausted, but so excited at the same time.

If anyone is interested in coming you can register at www.1is2many.eventbrite.com

I can’t thank the people who have been helping enough and I’m so excited to see the outcome of this event! Keeping my fingers crossed!

♥ Meggie


Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has followed me, liked, commented and read any of my posts.  I never thought I’d start a blog.  Honestly it was the last thing I ever thought I would do.  I’m not an expert writer or anything even close to that, but I really love this.  I love being able to write what I’m thinking and write about what I love or what bothers me or just some random thought I had.

I always encourage comments.  If anyone has different opinions or just a general comment I would love to hear it!  I love opinions and that’s what I love people so much, I love the different thoughts and ideas and of course, I’m always one for a good debate!  My boyfriend may tell you otherwise though, haha.

I’m so glad I found this website, where I can not only share my opinions and ideas but read others.  I love looking at the photography that is posted or reading about people’s travels and interests and inspiring journeys through life.  Each post I see gives me new inspiration in my life.  This is such a beautiful, positive community and it is so wonderful to be a part of it.

Again, thank you so much for all of your support.  I love writing these little blogs so much, it makes me so much happier than I could have ever imagined.  Very soon my life is going to take some major turns and I’m going to be confronted with so many challenges that I never saw in my life plan.  I can’t wait to share all of these stories with you.