Let’s catch up, shall we?
It has been a while since I’ve done “Monthly Recaps” on the blog, and I’ve recently brainstormed a new blog series to replace it: “Shines & Wines.” This new series will be an opportunity to chat about recent happenings, as well as an opportunity to try something new.
I consider “Shines” to describe things that have happened that I’m excited to share, things I’m grateful for, and/or wins! “Wines” are just that, wine. I want to share some wine recommendations so we can share a cheers no matter where in the world you’re reading this blog from.
You can expect a new “Shines & Wines” on a quarterly basis, but I may publish more in addition to regularly scheduled content. It just depends on what’s all going on (and how many different wines I have to recommend). Let’s jump in:
- I finally updated my professional portfolio! Honestly, I haven’t touched my portfolio website since I graduated in May. It felt good to get the website revamped and updated with current projects. If you’re ever curious about my day jobs, feel free to check out my portfolio here. Also, shameless self-promo: If you have a business and you need help with photography, digital design, or social media, feel free to reach out! I’m always excited to explore collaboration opportunities.
- I made an outside-of-my-comfort-zone clothing purchase: leather jeans. As it turns out, I absolutely love them. While getting a pair of shiny pants isn’t the most groundbreaking thing, I’m happy that I tried something new. Here’s your sign to challenge yourself to a new style statement piece!
- My life feels different than a year ago. One year ago around this time, I was stressed. I was approaching graduation with a very vague plan of what life would look like after. I was applying for a bunch of jobs, and I didn’t know what city I’d call home. Now, one year later, I am happy and grateful for where I ended up and what I do. If you’re approaching college or even high school graduation, know that things work out in interesting ways (and no one else knows what they are doing either).
- Naughty Girl by Von Stiehl. I’d be lying if I said the name wasn’t the reason I tried this wine. But, hey, it has become one of my favorites.
- Growlers’ Reserve Merlot by Trader Joe’s. This was a staff pick at the Trader Joe’s I went to in Milwaukee, so I tried it. It’s perfect if you want a good and cheap merlot.
- Pink Door from Door 44 Winery. If you’ve been reading this blog, you know I enjoy rosé. This one is not too sweet, and not too dry.
There we go; the first Shines & Wines is on the books (or on the blog, I suppose). Let me know your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram! What are your recent Shines & Wines?