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Ask Me Anything

Back in January, I asked you to share a bit about yourselves and tell me what you wanted me to write about. And I received some incredible feedback that left me feeling inspired to cover a few new topics like how Conor and I met.

Then I opened myself up on instagram asking you to email me if there was something you were struggling with. I was able to talk to someone about relocating to a new city and a few of you struggling to make friends (because we’ve all been there) inspired me to write this. That post resulted in women across the country connecting with one another – a group of 9 in DC and there are over 30 women planning a brunch here in Chicago!

Writing about things I’ve struggled with personally and professionally, and being able to help others by sharing my story is something I really enjoy doing. So today I want to know what issues you might be dealing with, what you want to know about me, or what I can write about that might help or inspire you. Know that I’ll do my very best to reply to each of you and that I’ll cover topics I feel I’m able to cover in the weeks to come.

What questions do you have for me? Leave them in the comments below!

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  • Jessica

    March 7, 2017 at 11:58 am
    I'd be interested to hear what an everyday workday is like as an editor--I'm curious about what you do, exactly, as an editor of The Everygirl. I know you mention a lot of conference calls and working with brands, but I'd love to know more (though I realize this might be more of an individual blog post idea--maybe?). I'd also be interested to know if you ever think about your professional future post-Everygirl, though I'm not in any way suggesting that you should be considering that or even need to! I also fully understand that none of us can predict the future, and I'm not really a "5 year plan" kind of girl myself. But I am curious if you've discovered more about what you do/don't love about running your own website, and how that might affect the type of professional options you explore in the future.
  • Tuere

    March 7, 2017 at 11:20 am
    What's your take on aging? I'll be 40 later this year. I feel neither young nor old, yet realize I'm entering what people call "middle age." From a chronological perspective, that makes sense because this probably is the middle of my life in terms of the number of years I'll be alive. Yet that description doesn't feel right to me either. Maybe it's because I have yet to reach the socially expected milestones many people reach by this age (e.g. engagement, marriage, children, home ownership, divorce, remarriage, etc.). In other words, I haven't "settled down," as people define it. Oddly (?), I have yet to feel an itch to do so either. I embrace a slower pace of life while also feeling like I'm becoming more open and free-spirited about what I want my life to be like. Ten years ago, (even five years ago) I didn't see this being the case. I'm evolving, into what, I'm not certain yet. It's coming into view. So, I wonder what your experience is with who you're becoming with age, too.
  • Anne

    March 7, 2017 at 10:42 am
    I would your thoughts on the Dyson hair dryer - and how it compares to what you were using before (and what that was!). I have been thinking about making the investment - but have not pulled the trigger yet. I would love your thoughts! Also - would love to hear more about your process towards streamlining your closet (and not feel like you are wearing the same thing all the time!). I am trying to get rid of things I don't love/use - but its so hard with clothes! Thanks!!
  • Jess Holzberg

    March 6, 2017 at 9:26 pm
    I would love to hear more about your design business! How did you get started? Do you have formal education in interior design or did you just know you had passion and a knack for it?
  • India H.

    March 6, 2017 at 11:48 am
    If it isn't too personal, I'd love to know how yoo support yourself full-time from and hire staff for The Everygirl. Is it just adsense, or does something else come into play? I think it's very inspiring that you get to work for yourself! India | youtube.com/booksandbighair
  • Ally

    March 6, 2017 at 10:12 am
    How did you leave your job and pursue your dreams? I feel stuck in a job I do not love, but guilty if I were to leave. I want to grow my career and do what is best for me, but every time I try to do that I feel pressure to stay put in a position that I am not happy in.
  • Jackie-York Avenue

    March 6, 2017 at 9:01 am
    I'd love to hear more about your freelance interior design business! How many designs have you done? I'd be so interested to see any pictures or before and afters. I'd also love to know about the business of it - what services do you offer, what is the pricing like, how big a part of your life is it? I've done a little freelance design myself and would like to do more, so I'd be really interested to learn more about how you handle the business aspect of it. Thanks!
  • Sara B

    March 6, 2017 at 8:38 am
    I would love to hear more about your financial budget... you always have new beautiful furniture/clothes/makeup/nights out... do you budget for these things? How do you save for retirement? How do you and Connor share home expenses since you aren't married? Would love to see how you do it!
  • Anna Fuertes

    March 6, 2017 at 7:04 am
    Hi ! My dear yellow lab is 10 - I know how you love dogs as well - and I dread even just thinking about they moment Sam will leave us. Have you ever thought about this? I'd love to hear your thoughts. thanks! xxx