Organizing the next 365.

If there’s one trait that public relations pros share, it’s the ability to organize. Our thoughts, our plans, our goals—we don’t shy away from goal-setting, plan-building, and tactic-organizing. But in our fast-paced, digital-facing, client-driven worlds, where every need feels emergent, our personal goals and accountability can fall to the bottom of the task list. Insert the New Year. Continue reading

Touchdown D.C.

Bear with me on this one, we’re going to be all over the place—but that is why I started a blog! Kind of. Not really. But stay with me. This year fall break at my son’s school was an entire week. So, I did what any workaholic mom would do—I asked my son to pick a location in the United States, so I could make up for how many nights I end up plugged back into work. To no one’s surprise, my historian 13-year-old picked Washington D.C., and the planning began. Continue reading

Pick a board, any board.

I’ve always had a desire to impact my community. So, as I reached my late 20s, I was hoping to join a nonprofit organization as a member of their Board of Directors. I think back then I thought it was a smart career move—I’m a huge fan of networking and meeting new people (hello from a high “I”). But joining a board isn’t that easy, or, it shouldn’t be. Let me explain. Updated: As of September 2018, I am no longer serving on the Board of Directors for ProAct Indy. Continue reading

Hoosier Farmers’ Markets

When it comes to Hoosier farmers’ markets, all I need are the details—I’m there! Farmers’ markets are so vital to local economies. They support nearby farmers, invest dollars back into the local economy, and typically, they encourage a healthier diet with fresh harvested food. But I realized recently that as much as I love farmers’ markets, I don’t venture out enough of the nearby markets. So, over the course of the last few weeks, I did just that. And now, I’m ready to share some of my favorite aspects of four local markets along with a few things to consider before you visit. Continue reading

indiana dunes.

This summer is a weird one in my household. Don’t get me wrong, it’s going well, and the weather’s been beautiful for the most part. But it’s just not a typical summer around here. I’m finally getting settled into a new role, teaching two classes, and the whole one parent to one child ratio keeps our evenings pretty tied up. So, when I started thinking about a big vacation, I knew it was going to have to wait until Caiden and I adjusted to the new routine. Luckily, a random idea, suggestions from those around me, and a quick drive up north offered us an incredible weekend away. Continue reading

whole30 before 30.

Okay, so here’s the truth, I’ve known April 7th, 2018 was coming my entire life. But is it just me or did time speed up and *boom* now I’m approaching my 30th year? Don’t get me wrong, I’m blessed to see my thirtieth year and to usher in the next chapter. But, I was also determined to make some fundamental changes in who I am before my actual birthday arrived. Enter the Whole 30 before 30. Continue reading

accessibility: why pr pros should care

In the world of public relations, there’s never enough content real estate. Think about it for a second. Social media has limited word count, many digital ads have word restrictions, and print publications almost never have enough real estate to include all the details clients desire to see featured. But with the arrival of March I’ve been wondering, should client desires come second to user experience? Continue reading

Ready to bake

Prepped and ready.

Over the last few weeks, life has very much been in transition! Embarking on the new job and the new normal around the house, it’s like the weeks have been flying by. Unfortunately, that also means that my schedule’s been off some. I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but when things are busy and life seems to be in between phases, the first thing I lose focus on is my fitness and nutrition! It’s a horrible habit, and now that I’m about a month in, I’m ready to add another layer and start prioritizing my physical activity and my meal plan. So, with President’s Day off, today was the perfect day to get prepped and ready!  Continue reading

And here comes Monday.

If you’re anything like me, the weekend flies by way too quickly! I usually try to knock my cleaning out on Saturday, but between getting the house in shape, tending to the never-ending laundry loads and making the dreaded trip to the grocery store, I feel like I blink and Monday’s on the horizon. So tonight I’ve decided to share one of my favorite recipes to have on hand during our busy weeks! Continue reading