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You asked | How do you stay on top of trends?

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Rachel writes:

How do you stay on top of trends? Are there certain people you follow?`

There are many! Between Instagram, Pinterest, and good old-fashioned blogs, I feel like I’m living in trend overload. Blogwise, The Anthology’s Bookmark column is a great place to start; it’s stocked with sites run by creative types who are at the forefront of design and fashion trends. In terms of Instagram and Pinterest, many of my favourite people to follow are the creatives behind the stars, publications and brands — the editors, designers, photographers, and producers who pull it all together — because what they’re interested in now influences what they’ll be publishing or sending down the runway in a few months.

Love J.Crew’s social feeds? Follow their senior manager of social media Lucy Laucht. Love Kourtney Kardashian’s home? (So help me, I do!) Follow her interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Love Gigi Hadid’s street style? Follow her stylist Monica Rose.

You get the picture.

But, while staying on top of trends is key when you work in a creative field, knowing when to buck them is even more important. Your work as a creative person will be most valuable when you are well aware of everything that’s going on in the grand scheme of things, and you’re able to refine the zeitgeist into a voice/look/feel that’s all yours. This aesthetic will influence everything from your work, to your interior design, to your outfits, and even your social media feeds. I don’t mean that in the personal brand sense, I mean that in the sense that when you’re truly in touch with what you love, what works for you, and what inspires you, you’ll do work you’re excited by.

I was listening to an interview with Ira Glass of the podcast This American Life the other day (on the Longform podcast — more on that here) and he was talking about the fact that he makes a living off his taste. I thought that was an interesting way of looking at it. When you’re in a creative field you’re either making a living off your taste or off your talent and in some cases (like mine) both.

So flip through magazines, scroll through Pinterest and thumb your way along Instagram. But while you’re absorbing all that’s out there, pay close attention to what suits you, what you consider classic, what feels cutting-edge. Because good taste outlasts any trend.

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[Photos: Chrystal Prism by Electric Confetti, Table Chandelier by Rich Beautiful Willing]

You asked | How do I start writing again?

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M writes:

I recently heard you speak and your experiences deeply resonated with where I am in my life. I will be graduating this fall and I feel as if I have been “waiting until I know what I am doing”, which has led me to do nothing. Last year my USB drive was stolen, which contained everything from my most updated resume to all my essays and notes. 

Currently, I am still lost and trying to figure out where my passions lie. However, I do know I can write, and that most of my professors and teaching assistants have always enjoyed my linguistic articulation. I want to start writing again, but for myself, and to rediscover my voice to see where it can take me. Do you have any advice to impart? 


Start where you are. Start something. It doesn’t matter that you’re figuring it out as you go along. Every artist, company, brand, what have you, is adjusting course constantly. The landscape is always shifting so it’s fine to begin without having a fully formed idea of what you want to create, to adjust your approach on the fly. I’d argue it’s better that way because it means you’re adapting. You’ll figure out your focus (or lack thereof) when you’re deeply immersed in it, after you’ve floundered for a bit and realized what feels like a chore and what you find exciting.

Don’t worry about the fact that you lost your resume (I’d recommend creating a Linkedin profile if you haven’t already) and though it’s frustrating that you lost your essays, don’t let that discourage you. I never submitted a single essay to a prospective employer or client because the style is so specific, it’s just not that relevant to any writing job I’ve had in the real world.

The work you do from here on out will be more valuable to you.

I wonder if you, like me, find it easier to write when you have a specific project that’s been assigned to you. I know I prefer when someone else sets the parameters, which I think is actually my fear of setting my own criteria because that would mean I’d have to measure myself against myself and that prospect is frightening. If there’s one thing a literature degree does, it’s make you very, very critical of your own writing.

I have no answer for how to fix that. I just battle through it.

And I read a lot about writing. I loved On Writing by Stephen King when I read it way back when. Recently I found Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert inspiring; the first is more practical, the second is more rah-rah-you-can-do-it. I also love JK Rowling’s Twitter feed. The moral I gleaned from every one of them? Each author has been overcome by self-doubt but they’ve all pushed through it. They’ve collected rejection letters and bad reviews like badges of honour. And they kept on going.

Just start. And then keep going. Your perseverance will get you there, even if you don’t know right now where “there” is.

You Asked | Vancouver-y Baby Gift Ideas

Sabrina writes:

I have two sets of expecting Melbournian friends, and wanted to get a nice present for them. Something sweet, something uniquely Canadian (or Vancouver!), something not plastered in moose or maple leaves, and something not too outrageously expensive. Would you have any recommendations?

Yes, yes I do! These are a few of my conceived-in-Vancouver baby gifts, though I must say, I think a moose-shaped teether would be pretty cute too.

1. I first discovered Boske Kids clothes at Ella and Elliot and fell hard for them. They’re simple, beautiful pieces that feel a little vintage and a little European.

2. When I had my baby girl I got a care package filled with Vonbon blankets, bibs and hats. And, as I mentioned before, I love them.

3. The only thing I like about winter is the fact that I get to wear my Padraig Cottage slippers. My little one got a pair as a gift from my friend Sonja whose daughter also had a pair that she wore constantly. They’re not only cozy, but their suede soles provide ample traction for little ones learning to walk on hardwood floors.

4. Native Shoes’ kid’s gear is so cute. They’re from the west coast and now you can find them all over the place. I’m partial to the rain boots because they feel extra Vancouver-y.

Hope this helps, Sabrina! Happy gift-giving!

You Asked | Style in Vancouver

Claire writes:

I am visiting Vancouver for a few days from Australia and I want to explore some gorgeous stylish boutiques. I like your style so thought you might be able to recommend some?

Why yes, yes I can. These 16 only-in-Vancouver shops are just a few of my many, many favourites.

Main Street

Vincent Park, it’s tiny and it’s packed with collections you don’t often see in Vancouver.

Umeboshi, a shoe box-sized shoe store.

Eugene Choo for clothes and their Annex for accessories.


LYNNsteven, which has one of the coolest change rooms you’ve ever seen — made of books.

The Block, a cornerstone of the district for years.

Secret Location, where this  photo was taken.

One of a Few, which you could say is one of a kind.

Charlie and Lee, the coolest!


The Cross, long one of my favourite decor stores (and now a client of mine).

Espace d., modern, minimalist home accessories.

Basquiat, for gorgeous clothes.

South Granville

Oliver and Lilly’s, where I interviewed designer Heidi Merrick.

Peridot, for homeware that probably won’t fit in your suitcase but is worth checking out anyway.

Kits and Point Grey

Rebecca Bree, who gave us this look inside her shop when it first opened.

Gravity Pope, which is packed with shoes galore.

Happy shopping!

P.S While you’re in Vancouver — or even if you live here — these 29 delightfully touristy things make for a fun weekend.

P.P.S. Find answers to your most burning questions like Shannon’s What to wear on TV? Meg’s How do you start out as a copywriter? Tara’s How do you make your blog look better? Emilie’s How do you gain exposure? And Shona’s How do you do it?

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You Asked | What to wear on TV?

Shannon writes:

Love your blog! I never miss a word (or photo!). I was hoping you might have some tips for dressing for TV?

Next Friday a crew is coming to film a very short house tour. Except, here’s the thing: I have no idea what to wear! I want to look stay-at-home-mom fabulous (in other words, casual) except I don’t think I have much that will work (black tees, white tees, loose sweaters and sweatshirts, distressed jeans.). I need to shop!

Good question, Shannon! It’s something I ask myself every single time I do a segment. Herewith, a few of the most helpful tips I’ve been given over the years.

1. Consider the theme. And then dress a notch better than you actually would if you were in that situation. If I’m doing a spring trends segment for Breakfast Television I’ll wear a brightly coloured Banana Republic blouse and skirt (see above). If I’m doing a “Camping on a budget” segment for CTV (which you can watch here) I’ll keep it casual in Joe Fresh cords. If I’m doing a “Dressing for your body type” segment (which you can watch here) I’ll wear a JNBY dress. It’s rocket science, this part.

Since you’re going casual I love the idea of a brightly coloured blouse or sweater (Joe Fresh has tons of these sorts of things) and a pair of smart pants (along the lines of those from J.Crew or Club Monaco). And some cool, comfy flats (I’m always partial to those by Loeffler Randall).

2. Get comfy. Almost as important as how your outfit looks is how it makes you feel. You need to be able to move so you can be relaxed on camera. Can you bend? Can you sit? Can you stand without fidgeting?

3. Dress like a box of crayons.  The camera loves colour. ‘Tis smart to avoid wearing all white. Black, on the other hand, can work when you pair it with bold accessories and when you’re shooting on a well-lit set (since you’ll be shooting at home, I’d opt for colour). I was going to wear a dark shirt to host Timmy’s Telethon until I saw how dark the set was behind — bright blue popped more. Prints can work, though they’re a little trickier and you’ll want to avoid small, busy, high-contrast prints like herringbone.

Christine Vu submitted another great tip via Twitter: White is too bright for the camera but if white is what you want, wear light beige. It will appear white.

4. Remember the three S’s: skin, steam, cinch. (I know the third one isn’t technically an S, but if they can cheat with the three R’s…). The camera adds bulk so you don’t want to overly bundle up. Don’t be afraid to show some skin, whether your arms, legs or neck. And consider choosing an outfit that cinches you somewhere, likely your waist. Also, steam your clothes lest you look like Helen Hunt at the Oscars.

5. Get your selfie on. Take photos from every angle. The camera sees things very differently than the mirror does.

6. Get your hair did. Remember how you and your ladyfriends would get a practice updo before prom? Well it’s time to do things high school style. Figure out how you want your hair ahead of time. And no, you don’t have to get it professionally blown out.

7. Paint your face like a tart. A makeup artist once told me if you do your eyes as if you were going out at night, your makeup will read quite naturally on camera. I always feel like a floozy walking around post-shoot, but that’s a small price to pay for looking polished on air. Oooooh, speaking of makeup — become best friends with powder.

Hope this helps, Shannon! Please send a link to the segment when it airs!

P.S. Find answers to your most burning questions like Meg’s How do you start out as a copywriter? Tara’s How do you make your blog look better? Emilie’s How do you gain exposure? And Shona’s How do you do it?

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You Asked | How do you start out as a copywriter?

Meg writes:

I have just launched a small full service copy-writing and research firm here in Ottawa. Do you have any advice for someone getting their foothold in the industry? Any general advice you have would be appreciated. By reaching out to writers I admire, I hope to learn a little more. 

I took a very windy road to end up where I am, but I think every copywriter would say the same thing. These five tips should send you down a windy road of your own.

1. Build your portfolio. Ah, this old conundrum. You need to have something in your book in order to get hired and you need to get hired in order to have something in your book, right? Not if you take matters into your own hands. Offer your services to a tiny not-for-profit that would never be able to afford a writer — you’ll add to your portfolio and feel good doing it. Track down a budding designer and build a spec book together (this is especially important if you want to get an internship at an ad agency and I recommend every copywriter start out in one). And don’t overlook the importance of #2…

2. Start a blog. I created The Anthology as a hobby. Fast forward a couple years and my entire career shifted because of it: I write for the types of brands I always wanted to write for, I’m more widely published in traditional media, I lecture at universities and facilitate corporate workshops. I didn’t expect any of this to happen when I started. (Sometimes I wonder what my life would be like if I didn’t have this geeky little creative outlet.)

My point is this: maintaining a blog is a great way to further your career. From your couch. In your pyjamas.

3. Expand your online presence. All the writers I’ve hired to help me out with my company Northill have a blog of some sort. Actually, now that I think about it, that’s the case for just about every creative person I’ve partnered with. A solid online presence can act like a portfolio and not just in the “these are the projects I’ve worked on” sense — your tweets, Facebook updates and Instagram photos give prospective clients and collaborators a better understanding of your interests, expertise and aesthetic. LinkedIn is important, of course, but in the creative game, the other social media are key because that’s where fellow creatives hang out.

Being comfortable with social media is important regardless of what industry you’re in, but it’s essential when you’re in communications. And when you feel like you’re drowning in feeds, just remember — your working knowledge of social media can add value to your client work.

4. Introduce yourself to like-minded people. I’m always impressed when aspiring writers and students approach me about internships and informational interviews. That kind of initiative is essential.

Search out writers who are in agencies as well as those working freelance. Each will have a very different perspective on the industry and maybe, just maybe, some will have projects they’re looking for help with.

5. Introduce yourself to less like-minded people. It’s not just writers, but other people in the marketing and advertising game who have insight into the local industry. Freelance graphic designers will be valuable allies since they’re often looking for someone to take care of the words for them. The same goes for web developers — not everyone loves crafting word docs as much as some of us do. It doesn’t hurt to meet people in the marketing departments of companies you’d like to work with, either.

The more people you know, the better. Besides, every now and then you’ll need a break from sitting on your couch in your pyjamas.

Good luck, Meg, I hope this helps!

P.S. Take a look at a few of the other reader-submitted questions like Tara’s How Do You Make Your Blog Look Better? Emilie’s How Do You Gain Exposure? And Shona’s How Do You Do It?

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You Asked | How To Make Your Blog Look Better?

Tara writes:

I am your biggest word-of-mouth fan, and tell everyone about how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog. It masterfully combines, passion with personal pursuit, and what I like to call, intellectual fashion — fashion made smart! Fashion that is displayed in a unique, untouchable and lovable way!

Any advice you can give me as a blogger, in regard to ways to make my blog look better, I would truly appreciate…

This weekend I’ll be speaking all about these sorts of things at Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies Social Media Boot Camp. But in case you’re, ya know, not in Vancouver, here are a few dead-simple ways to make your blog look slick, even if especially if you’re not a designer.

Be judgmental. And figure out what you like about the look of your favourite blogs. The blogs I love — whether they’re about fashion (Garance Dore), interior design (The Selby) or DIY ideas (Adore More)– all have one thing in common: big, beautiful images and very little writing. (And this coming from a writer!) Then again, I also love and it’s filled with tons of text and lacklustre images so every rule has its exception. But my point is: when you’re not Jane Pratt and you don’t yet have a built-in fan base and scores of talented writers spilling their most intimate thoughts for you, you’ll need to grab readers with your blog’s stunning good looks.

Keep it simple. With all the themes WordPress offers (and I do recommend WordPress over the other blogging platforms) it’s tempting to pick a jazzy one, but I’d opt to keep things simple. Why? None of those fancy themes were crafted for your brand, which means other blogs will have them too and that can get distracting. I find it’s best to keep the framework clean so it doesn’t detract from your brilliant content.

A picture is worth… The web is a visual medium — people have no time and zero patience which means they need to be captivated immediately. That’s why visuals are even more important than copy. (And this coming, once again, from a writer!) Crisp, clean, original images will do wonders for you. And photography is fun. Difficult, time-consuming fun. But the more you do it, the better you’ll get.

Break up. Like to write a lot? Make your longer posts easier to read by dividing up long chunks of copy with subheads, bullet points, images, screen grabs of other sites that illustrate your points, or whatever your heart desires.

Keep it consistent. I didn’t pick up on this when I first started The Anthology, but one of the easiest ways to make your blog look clean and tidy is to keep your text and images all one width (if you’re using a traditional column blog format, that is). The same goes for your sidebar — the cleaner the widgets look, the better. Less is more here too.

If all else fails, befriend an interactive designer and pray that she’ll take pity on you and revamp your blog for you. Or wait until you’re big enough to hire a designer to customize the look of your blog for you.

Hope this helps, Tara!

[Screen grabs from Garance DoreThe Selby and Adore More]

P.S. Take a look at a few of the other reader-submitted questions like Emilie’s How Do You Gain Exposure and Shona’s How Do You Do It?

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P.P.P.S. Register for SFU’s Continuing Studies Social Media Boot Camp and I’ll see you on Saturday!

A-List | Fiction to curl up with

Amanda writes:

I’m such a big fan of your blog! You have amazing style and I look to you for a lot of my own outfit inspiration. I especially love reading about your travels, from your vineyard trips to outings with your adorable doggy. From a recent book post, I decided to take Glamorama and The Beautiful and Damned on my last trip. Thanks for the great suggestions!

Thanks, Amanda! Hope you’re going on another trip soon because Katie Burnett has compiled another reading list, perfect for fall…

Fall is upon us, and that means it’s back to school and work, drudging through the books and other documents that are forced upon us. Since the weather is turning, and the movies won’t be interesting till Oscar season [except for Looper. It’s amazing! — Kelsey], relaxing with some fiction will be just what you need. Here are four great fiction novels to bury your head in.

1. Play it as it Lays by Joan Didion

Joan Didion is a famed essayist, novelist, playwright, screenwriter and altogether legend. Her books of essays never cease to dazzle and engage me, and her novel “Play It As It Lays” is a disturbingly good look at Hollywood in the 1970’s. A best-seller when it came out, it follows the troubled actress Mariah as she recovers from a breakdown. Slowly but surely we learn about her life in Beverly Hills with her husband, a director, and how a life of glamour and glitz isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Further reading: Try Didion’s essays like the collection “The White Album” about life in California in the 1970’s, or what is perhaps her most famous work, “The Year of Magical Thinking”, a harrowing and eloquent book about loss.

2. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

This is both a formidable film and novel, and I can assure you even if you’ve seen the film, it’s worth reading the book. From the first page it will possess you and I can assure you, you won’t want to put it down! Part of Cormac McCarthy’s “Border Trilogy” novels, this one takes place along the US-Mexico border and follows three very different men – a sociopathic killer, a sheriff, and a war vet – as their lives intersect after a drug deal has gone awry. It is an engrossing and brilliant novel that is so beautifully written, it’s no wonder the author has won a Pulitzer Prize!

Javier Bardem is still hot as a psycho in a funny wig: Even if you’ve seen the film before, it’s worth a watch after reading the novel – the Cohen brothers, in top form as always, did a phenomenal job of capturing the mood and brilliance of the novel.

3. The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud

Set in New York City, “The Emperor’s Children” is a dazzling novel and social satire focused around a group of friends who haven’t quite achieved all they’ve wanted to by 30, and a troubled college dropout who goes to stay with his uncle in the Big Apple. Naturally, trouble ensues as everyone’s lives intersect, and it’s an incredibly multilayered story that is as captivating as it is troubling.

Fun to note: Noah Baumbach has long been attached to direct a film version of the book!

4. Savages by Don Winslow

You may have seen the Oliver Stone-directed film “Savages” this summer, based on Don Winslow’s book, which had its moments, but the book is phenomenal. Completely engaging, the story follows two best friends in California who grow and sell weed, while also sharing a girlfriend. When the Mexican cartels want a piece of them and they decline, their girlfriend is kidnapped, and they have to go rescue her. The book is written in a prose that is super unique and you won’t be able to put this down. In fact, I picked it up at a bookstore and was so into it, I had to sit and read it all in one go. It’s a fun, fast and entertaining read, and even if you’ve seen the film, I promise you’ll want to read the book for more details and twists, and a very different ending.

After you’re done: Don Winslow has recently released a prequel, “The Kings of Cool.”

P.S. Catch up on Katie Burnett’s earlier dispatches, like her recent recommended reads and add to your “When I’m in London” list: Sundays on Brick LaneSaturdays in Camden TownFriday nights at the theatre, and East Coast nostalgia.

You Asked | How To Gain Exposure?

Emilie writes:

I follow your blog and am so impressed by all you’ve seemed to accomplish through it.  I was hoping you might be able to give me a couple tips on how to gain exposure?  I post my posts on my Facebook page, but obviously that only generates so many hits…

Hi Emilie,

I could go on for hours about this (and if you’ve sat in on one of my classes at SFU, you’ve heard me do just that) but these 11 points sum it up quite nicely.

1. Reach out. Oh hey! You’ve just done that. Social media is well…social and that’s a beautiful thing. Comment on other blogs, tweet @ people, share links you love. But reaching out offline is just as important as online. You’re in Vancouver (such a pretty city!) and the Couv has a gazillion events that people actually attend — art openings, restaurant tastings, fashion shows — you name it, there’s a community dedicated to it. Don’t yet get invitations to these media-only events? Send an email introducing yourself to local PR reps, they’re lovely people (hi guys!).

2. Study the blogs you love. Analyze them to death. What do you love about them? How do they make you feel when you read them? Do you like the photography? The subject matter? The writer’s voice? Ask yourself why you click on them when you click on them. Is it that you’re bored at work and you want a bit of an inspirational pick-me-up? Whatever it may be, keep a list of your answers.

3. Study the blogs you don’t really like. Dissect them because you can often learn as much from other people’s mistakes as you can your own. Does the blog look like a mess? Does it bore you? Does it drive you crazy that the blogger only posts once every three months? While I’m not suggesting you become a hater, it is smart to spot some of the pitfalls bloggers fall into.

4. Study your own blog. What do people respond to? What do they share? What do they like (I mean this in the Facebook sense of the word). Take a look at your Google Analytics. Ask your friends and family for input and conduct a reader survey. Look back on your first few posts (and laugh!) — what do you know now that you didn’t?

5. Take it seriously. Be professional. Make business cards, network, prepare a media kit, be consistent in how often you post.

6. But don’t take it too seriously. When momentum really starts  building it can be stressful, busy and exhausting so sometimes it helps to remember we’re not saving lives here.

7. Set goals. And I’m not talking about traffic, I’m talking about big picture goals — what do you hope your blog will do for you in five years? What career path do you hope it will send you down? Write these things down and post them somewhere you can see them. It’s amazing to see how quickly you’ll start checking them off.

8. Start doing what you want to be doing. That’s the beautiful thing about self-publishing: you can get practice, learn as you go and build a portfolio while you do so. Want to do on-camera work? Record video posts and get comfortable in front of the lens. Speaking of appearances, keep folders of your media exposure — save copies of magazines you’re mentioned in, footage of TV clips you appear in, screen grabs of the websites you’re profiled on (don’t just save a link because it might get taken down).

9. Treat your blog like a brand. What does it stand for? What makes it stand out? Make sure your Facebook page, Twitter feed, Pinterest account and the like all align with your brand personality.

10. Love your readers. Make sure their time is well spent, or at the very least, well wasted. Entertain them, inspire them, make them laugh, make them cry — whatever, just don’t forget who you’re talking to. And on that note, your boss and your mother are reading your blog so keep it kosher.

11. Love your blog. It’s more fun that way. <3

Happy blogging, Emilie. I hope this helps!

[Photo by Sherry Lu.]

P.S. A little while ago Shona asked How Do You Do It? And I answered right here.

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You Asked | How Do You Do It?

Shona writes:

Today for the first time, I read your about section. I found it amazing that you have established such a strong career at such a young age. How did you do it? The Anthology is awesome and I look forward to your future posts! :)

Thanks, Shona! To answer your question: sheer terror.

When I was in university, I was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to find a job with a degree in English Literature so I started building a portfolio, contributing to UBC’s student newspaper. As I approached graduation I was terrified my resume wasn’t beefy enough so I took every internship opportunity available to me: I interned in the newsroom at Global Television (BCTV at the time), at and at Traction Creative Communications. When I was hired as a writer at Traction, I made a point of giving every presentation I could (even those on camera) though they made me a little, well…terrified. I presented my work to clients who were twice my age while they would comb through my writing and question every comma.

I started contributing to the Georgia Straight and would review my pieces over the phone with my editor during my lunch breaks.

I didn’t see my friends much.

When I began working more closely with my agency’s interactive department I discovered every developer, project manager and art director had a blog (I’m looking at you, Liv, Teresa, Terry, Graeme and Melissa) and I thought to myself I want one! So I started The Anthology. It was a hobby, something I wrote for fun. As The Anthology grew I learned so much about managing my own brand (very different from writing for others) that I started lecturing on the subject at SFU’s Continuing Studies.

I also started contributing to Vitamin Daily and the Province.

Clients began approaching me and I built up enough of a clientele to leave my day job at Traction Creative, a role that I loved with people I loved working with. It was a little terrifying but that was the start of Northill. And though being an entrepreneur is much more difficult than being an employee, it is also, at times, much more rewarding. (Love you, clients!) I feel very, very fortunate.

Now, I’m pushing myself to take on another big, terrifying project (can’t wait to tell you all about it!).

So I guess that’s the moral of my story: stay terrified. Thanks a million for your note, Shona! Hope this was helpful.

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