Why I’m Taking A Pay Cut And Changing Careers

why I'm taking a pay cut and changing careers

Well, the title speaks for itself, huh?!

But if you need me to spell it out for you, YES, this girl right here just got a new full-time job and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about it!

I’ll be sharing more details about it in the near future, but for now, here’s what you need to know:

I’m taking a $10,000 paycut to pursue my passion.

Does that sound super corny?

Ugh, whatever. If it does, I don’t care.

Because the thing is, I was dying a slow death at my current job.

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Wear To Work Wednesday

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  1. J Crew Boy Shirt in End on End Cotton//I love a good button up, and this one from J Crew is perfect. You can dress it up, tucked into a pencil skirt, or you can wear it with a pair of jeans on casual Friday. So freaking chic.
  2. Banana Republic Sloan-Fit Charcoal Slim Ankle Pant//I’m slightly obsessed with these pants at the moment. I think Banana’s got them in a couple different colors, but this Charcoal color is everything to me at the moment. The slim fit is just right, hip enough to wear to happy hour while still looking super professional.
  3. Banana Republic Denim Sheath Dress//I’m pretty sure that denim is having a moment right now, but I would have never thought to wear a denim dress, especially to work. WRONG. Totally WRONG. Look how classy this one is! Think I’m adding this to my fall work wardrobe.
  4. Kate Spade Meow Watch//I saw this and almost died. If you don’t already know, I’m a crazy cat lady, 100%. So naturally, I love this Kate Spade watch. Super fun but still classy and polished. An awesome way to show your personality while still looking profesh.

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Career Talk Tuesday: Be Yourself, Not A Robot

be yourself, not a robot

The following is an excerpt from my new book, Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties.

Over the next 10 weeks, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pieces of advice from my new book. Make sure to check out the previous weeks if you haven’t already:

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10 Easy Ways To Relax After A Long Day At Work

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerVino #VeranoSutter #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older.

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I don’t know about you guys, but lately, I’ve been coming home from work EXHAUSTED!

Now in the past, I used to just suck it up. I used to tell myself that this was my life and that I had to keep going.

But over the past few months, I’ve realized that if I want to continue to kick-ass at work, I need to make my health and well-being a priority. I need to take time to relax when I get home, time to unwind and de-stress.

Gosh, life was so much simpler when we were younger! After school, I’d go to abuela’s house and relaxing is all I had to do! We’d stop at the bakery, get some pasteliots, watch I Love Lucy, and that’s all I needed to be a happy camper.

But as an adult, it’s been a little harder. It’s been hard to relax after work. I’d get home and think about the five thousand different blog posts I had to write or projects I wanted to get started on, so relaxing wasn’t  something I was totally comfortable with. So if that sounds familiar and you need some help in the relaxing department, here ten easy ways to relax after a long day at work.

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Learning About New Careers: 1 in 100 Million Web Series

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Learning About New Careers

One of my absolute favorite things to do on this blog is to share different careers with you guys, and that’s exactly what I did with my very first Career Series, if you remember.

There are SO MANY different and INTERSTING careers out there, and most of them we have zero idea about.

For the most part, we grow up thinking about just a few careers. We think about being teachers, doctors, lawyers, and business people (whatever the heck that means).

But how about the other thousands of different careers out there?!

I think they’re definitely worth exploring.

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Beach Bag Essentials for Summer

Beach Bag Essentials

Enjoy today’s Guest Post from my friend, Jordan Davis! And remember…there’s still time to make it to the beach this summer!

If your happy place is somewhere where the land meets the sea, chances are good you’ll be spending a lot of time at the beach this summer. And what a summer it’s going to be! Weather experts are predicting more 90 degree+ days in the east and above average temps for the rest of the US. Sun, sand and surf? Bring it on!

Of course, for anyone dipping their toes into the sea a well packed beach bag is a must-have. Nothing should be stressful about a day at the beach, and the number one stress buster out there is a little prep. Putting together a grab-and-go beach bag lets you hit the sand any time – just throw on your swimsuit and you’re ready to roll.

So what should you be stashing in your beach bag? That’s ultimately up to you, but here is a list of essentials to get you started.

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Wear To Work Wednesday

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  1. Ann Taylor Striped Fluid Tee//I’m such a sucker for a super chic t-shirt. I’m all about being comfy at work, but with a tee like this one, I can be comfy and still look like a total boss. LOVE!
  2. Banana Republic Bi-Stretch Pleat Dress//I’m absolutely obsessed with the structure of this dress. It also comes in red, but I love this color a tad bit more. It’s a powerful work piece that’s still conservative enough for the office, and paired with a statement necklace?? GAHHH…perfection!
  3. Express Women’s Red Cutaway Blazer//I love me a blazer that’s not boring and that’s exactly what this one is! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I have tons of black and white blazers in my closet that I grab all the time, but this one’s for that Monday when you need an extra SOMETHING to get in the mood to work. So freaking pretty.
  4. Steve Madden Sunshine Lace Up Flats// I need to have these like, yesterday! How gorgeous are they? I’m all about the lace up flats, but these metallic ones are perfect for the office!

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