So, y’all were very curious as to the blogger who interviewed me was and you gave me a lot of feedback that you loved the interview she did. So it pretty much made sense that I should feature her as well in order to give you an inside glimpse into the fab life that she leads! Y’all check out her blog ADayintheFabLife.com and her insta (@needahammer) for even more about her beyond this interview.
- So I know you just finished the MAC program at NC State and started your new job (For privacy’s sake I won’t name who they are but it is Big 4 soooooo) How are you finding entering the “Adult World” full time? And are there any tips you want to give those soon to be in your shoes?
Rachel: It’s been a challenge! My 1st day I was flown down to Atlanta for training (super fun, but talk about a fast-lane) and then after training I had a week in the Raleigh office of my client before packing up and going on another trip to the Midwest for several weeks. It’s so funny you ask my advice because I seriously am still in that awkward phase where I still have no idea what’s going on and I’m just winging it….ok not really, but ASK questions! Don’t be afraid to be yourself and say, “hey I saw this briefly in school, but what the heck do you want me to actually do here??”And say yes to strange, different, and honestly some challenging opportunities. It’ll make you grow.
- Did you ever picture your whole blog-thing turning into a way to make $$$? What’s your vision for where the blog is going to go?
Rachel: Nooo way. At the time I followed a few fashion bloggers and never thought “oh that’s something I want to do” because honestly I think a lot of them just post pretty pictures of themselves and their done…like I’m sorry but YAWN, I’m bored with that. Tell me a story. Make me laugh. That’s what makes me different from other bloggers – I can make you laugh!
Vision for ADayintheFabLife.com : be so real it hurts. I want to be that chick that’s like “yo THIS is the outfit you should wear when you ask your Boss to let you have 2 weeks vacay after you’ve only been working a month” or “What to wear when you run into THAT Ex”. Because as women, this ish MATTERS. I’m tired of seeing bloggers feature outfits that normal, everyday, 9-5 women can’t wear IRL. Like I’m all about ripped jeans & crop tops, but Homegirl can’t wear that to the Office.
- No.1 tip for those newbies entering Corporate America life?
Rachel: It’s SO cliché, but be a sponge. Who knows if I’ll stay at my frim and make Partner, but I’m sure as heck planning on absorbing every single ounce of knowledge these first few years and taking it with me wherever I go – be it Partner-track or founding my own startup. Networking it huge! You seriously never know where people you start with will end up in a few years. They may be the very investors you pitch your future product or idea to in 10-20 years, so always, always be a genuinely kind person to everyone.