Why I Won’t Quit My Day Job


Over the years, I’ve realized that I don’t need to quit my day job in order to pursue my passion.

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You guys are probably so sick of me talking about how much I genuinely love my job and how I can “easily” manage both of my job and this blog. But here I am, talking about it yet again…so bear with me;)

I get this question a lot: “Would you ever blog full time?”…especially over the last two years. The more I get this question, the more I think it through. And right now, on August 6th, 2018, the answer is no.

I’m scared of the inconsistent paycheck

Sure, this may make me seem like I don’t like taking risks, but this is a HUGE red flag for me. To be completely honest, there are some months when I make half of my monthly paycheck from my job, and there are other months where I make triple the amount of my monthly paycheck. And although I’m still living with my parents, and don’t have too many financial responsibilities at the moment, I still don’t want to run the risk of the inconsistency of income. While it would definitely teach me to budget better, I feel like I should be taking advantage of saving what I can through my two forms of income.

My benefits are worth more to me

This is probably more important than the income. I’ve heard horror stories about self-employed benefits. This isn’t even something I originally thought about when it came to blogging full time. Since I’m officially 26 years old and off my parents’ health insurance (I’ve actually been on my own insurance since I started working), health care is obviously an expensive part of being self-employed. I’m also lucky enough to be employed by a company with amazing 401K matching, and I’ve already really invested towards my retirement!

Yup, still love my job

Oh and then there’s the fact that I still love my job. At this point, it might seem like I’m preaching this to make myself believe that I actually love what I do, but I promise I really love my job. Being a Merchandiser is honestly such a dream, and it’s something I don’t want to have to give up. It just happens that I have two passions in life that makes me have to work extra hard.

While I admire people who take the leap to quit their jobs and blog full time, it’s just not something I think I can work up the courage to do. I’m extremely happy with where I am in my life, and love having this side hustle to keep me going!


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  • How many apple cider donuts is too many apple cider donuts? Asking for myself🤷🏻‍♀️ .
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Not gonna lie, when I went apple picking a few weeks ago, I may or may not have eaten 4😟 #supersexy Since I’m leaving for Vermont tomorrow, I’m getting ready to indulge in even more #basicbitch Fall activities — and I hope apple cider donuts are included😇
  • Sharing ALL the details about what I learned from a fun filled morning with @netaporter and @instagram — everything from engagement, your grid, and getting hacked — on The Champagne Edit! (PS: The algorithm isn’t working against you🙃) #thenetset #netaporter #instagram
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 @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2xMDH #liketkit // 📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • Today was an actual DREAM😍 I had the opportunity to go to @instagram headquarters with @netaporter and learn from badass women in the digital space: @garypeppergirl, @galagonzalez, and @evachen (#goals). I also treated myself to a massage (#heaven) and then doubled at @soulcycle🙌🏻 If today wasn’t a perfect day, I’m not sure what is😌🤷🏻‍♀️ #mylifeissohard #guccibelt #blazer #fallfashion #nycblogger #balenciaga #netaporter #thenetset // 📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • 8 classes down, 2 more till I hit my first goal of #SoulTogether 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 There’s honestly no better feeling than to be in a room with 65 other people (and @mantaszvinas because how could we forget about that guy🤷🏻‍♀️🙃) who are STRIVING for something. No, we don’t have all the same goals, same interests, or intentions. But we are all there for a reason, and that’s enough for me☠️💛 The @soulcycle community is such a special one...and something I’m beyond grateful for🙌🏻 . #soulgifted
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If you’re in New York, LET’S RIDE TOGETHER! Let me know if you’re in and we’ll set it up🚲🙌🏻
  • Getting ready for you, weekend😍 Oh, guess who’s getting a hair cut on Saturday💇🏻‍♀️🙌🏻 Should I just trim it or go a little shorter?! Let me know your thoughts...I’m torn!
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What’s your favorite way to hit the refresh button once Fall rolls around?!
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📸 by @pret.a.photo // http://liketk.it/2xImY #liketkit @liketoknow.it #everlane #cashmere #fallweather
  • Feeling like a lady in my favorite @galmeetsglam dress in my favorite city in the world (and I’m just so damn lucky to call it home)🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also, Wednesday is ALMOST over! What’s getting you through the rest of the week?🤞🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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http://liketk.it/2xGRm #liketkit @liketoknow.it // 📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • Anyone else feel like they thrive in an all black look like this?🤷🏻‍♀️🙂 What’s your go-to Fall look?! #fall #falloutfit
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📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • The shoes I won’t stop buying or wearing — NEW POST on The Champagne Edit👩🏻‍💻 I always get asked about my Gucci shoes, so I wrote an ENTIRE post about it...including how I got a few pairs at a steal of a price🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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