Today on The Everygirl

Over the past year, we’ve had the pleasure of featuring some pretty remarkable women on The Everygirl. Tomorrow marks our one year anniversary, and today, my co-founder Alaina Kaczmarski and I are sharing our stories. What we did post-graduation, how we launched The Everygirl, and what it’s been like to work full-time jobs while running a website. Our feature is a little wordy, but that’s only because we wanted to be as open and honest as possible.

Being this open about what I’ve been through brought up a lot of not-so-great memories. It also reminded me of how far I’ve come. When I found myself feeling lost and unhappy in my early-mid twenties, I held on to the fact that one day I’d be able to share my story with someone and hopefully give them a little hope that things can change. I never imagined I’d share my story in such a public setting, but here I am. While things weren’t easy, I am so happy that I went through what I went through. Had I not gotten to a point where I was so miserable that I needed a fresh start, I never would have moved to Chicago, met Alaina, and launched The Everygirl. And we all know how happy I am that I’ve found CrossFit, too.

I cannot imagine what my life would be like without this city, my job, and this girl.


Tonight, we’ll celebrate the The Everygirl’s one year anniversary at West Elm. I can’t believe it’s been a year.


¬†We’re sharing a little peek at our offices, too. But just a peek, because our home tours are coming to TEG in March! Pretty sure I’m smiling at Buddy in this photo. Love that guy.
If you stop by West Elm tonight, please say hello. I would love to meet you!

Photography via Stoffer Photography