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A Life Update. 

Radio silence here usually means things are happening elsewhere for me, and for the past two weeks a lot has been happening. I left my job working on the social media team for Liberty Mutual Insurance — it’s telling that as I write that, it’s actually the first time I’ve ever talked about my ‘day job’ on this site. It was truly sad to leave my amazing, smart, funny, caring co-workers (tears were shed, people! Real tears!). When I’ve been telling people about this departure, the first question I get is “wow, are you blogging full-time now?”  Nope! For the first time in my life I actually think I’m doing something better than the prospect of blogging full-time — I found a new job that totally aligns with my passions and excites me so much I have been springing out of bed in the morning (a true novelty for a morning-monster like myself). I joined the team at Ellie Kai, an amazing women’s fashion brand that creates made-to-order dresses and clothing in powerful, bold prints. I have my first two weeks on the job under my belt and it’s been an awesome experience and a great learning process. I’m going to be working from home part-time, and traveling down to Cape Cod a few days a week to work out of their corporate offices. Driving (quite far!) to work has been a totally new experience, as has working from home for this social  butterfly (please someone stop me if I start talking to my cat). I’ve already had so much fun in just a few short days though — including popping over to Nantucket to help set up one of the summer showrooms. Spending the day working from the wharf in Nantucket was all I needed to experience to know I had hit the jackpot.   The very best part of this new role is that I have been feeling really well-balanced — just being able to talk about my job here and on social media feels pretty freeing, and I think the role will offer me a lot more opportunities to cross-pollinate my passions at work with what I love doing here on my site — I feel so very lucky! So that’s that — except to see some more behind-the-scenes over on my Instagram account soon! 

15 responses to “A Life Update. 

  1. leahklein May 15, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Hi Kate,

    That is such exciting news. I had a question about the potential for larger sizes. Do you think there is hope? Or do I just need to drag my tush to the ballet studio a lot more often?



  2. Lindsay S. May 15, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Kate – SO HAPPY for you!!! And I can’t wait to see one of my Boston Blogger buds on #ACK!


  3. domestikatedlife May 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Some of the styles go up to a 16! But it’s a valid point — I’ll bring it up 😉

  4. domestikatedlife May 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Hopefully this means more Nantucket trips 😉

  5. Courtney T. May 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Congratulations Kate!

  6. Jaime Lynn (@laviejaime) May 15, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Congrats again! so very exciting. Looks like I will be in Nantucket in late July for my magazine…i’ll try to stop by the showroom!!

  7. domestikatedlife May 15, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Jaime let me know when you’ll be out there 😉

  8. Erin May 15, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    This sounds like an amazing opportunity! I’ll definitely be checking out the website. How could I say no to a custom-made dress?

  9. onenessnow May 15, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Great news and now you can expand your creativity too.. Love the look of the clothes ..

  10. alainaisbouts May 15, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    congrats kate! i can’t wait to check out ellie kai now. it sounds like this suits you perfectly.

  11. Amy, The Wherever Writer May 17, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Congratulations, Kate! Finding a job you are passionate about is so important (the bright prints on those dresses are gorgeous). I used to dream about being able to blog full time since I love it so much, but I also love working for clients who are awesome. For now, I need to find that balance between blogging and working. Best of luck!

  12. Kristen May 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Jackpot indeed! So glad you found a career that aligns with your creativity. Waking up full of excitement is no small feat and I can’t wait to see how your day job inspires your blog. Walking into a room full of those amazing patterns sure would be enough to inspire me! 🙂

  13. Alex Byer (@alexbyersays) May 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I know I said it before, but I’m just SO excited for you! Ellie Kai is an amazing company, and I love my dress so much! Can’t wait to see what you have in the works!

  14. Nicole May 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    You GO girl! Congratulations on the job shift; I hope you absolutely love it!

  15. shell chic'd May 20, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I’m so behind here but just want to say congratulations you!!! This sounds beyond perfect for ya, and I am so so excited for you. And um, working in Cape Cod and jetting over to Nantucket? Maybe keep me updated on any job openings… 😉 So much love + well wishes!!

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