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


Very Inspiring Blogger

Just last night I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger award and I was very surprised.  I’m not really a writer and this is just what I do for fun. I always hoped that maybe my words would inspire someone and I’m glad they did.  I was nominated by Isabelle and thank you so much!  Visit her page at omnommables.wordpress.com   I love the blogs I’ve read on her page.  Her personality just shines through her writing!

Now for the details – To accept the award, the rules are:

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you (check)
  2. Post the award image to your page (check)
  3. Tell seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 10 other blogs
  5. Let them know they are nominated

Seven facts about me!

1. I play piano and have been playing for over 15 years.  It is my life and I absolutely love it!  I’m classically trained but my focus now is Hispanic music.

2.  I love traveling and I would love to move out of the U.S. after I graduate college.

3. I’m Irish, German, Puerto Rican and just a bit Scottish, but I’m most proud and connected with my Irish and Puerto Rican sides!  Their flags are everywhere in my room.

4. I’ve never blogged before, but I really like it a lot!  I thought it would be harder to keep up with.

5. I love horses, they are my favorite animal.

6. I love being super busy and doing 100 things at once.  I just feel really accomplished if I can get really involved.

7. I LOVE speaking Spanish.  I never learned as a kid, only a few words, but I’ve always tried.  Now that I’m getting better, it’s a lot of fun.

10 Blogs that I’ve nominated for this awesome award:

1. http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com

2. http://picturesandplanetickets.wordpress.com

3. http://addingcolour.wordpress.com

4. http://enfieldriders.wordpress.com

5. http://bipolarmuse.com

6. http://artbyritva.wordpress.com

7. http://krystalgemmasworld.wordpress.com

8. http://wholeheartly.wordpress.com

9. http://largeself.com/

10. http://hummingbirddiariesblog.wordpress.com

I spent a lot of time going through different blogs, finding ones I like.  Most are travel blogs or the blog I read was about traveling just because I love it and can really relate to how they were feeling.  Each of these blog has something beautiful about them, whether it is the photography, a simple message or telling you to pursue your goals.  If you want to know which blogs I read or what I found most inspiring, leave me a comment!