“If you leave The Washington Post, I can’t brag about you.”
Although painful, this comment from someone I love solidified my decision to leave. Struggling with my own self-worth, attaching myself to top brands like Coca-Cola and The Washington Post helped me feel confident.
It’s time to stand on my own.
I leave The Washington Post – my home for almost six years – to start my own company: Curiosity & Connection. My next venture is the manifestation of three areas of passions and expertise – social media, travel, and writing.
Here’s how I’ll spend my time:
Social media consulting (60%)- Inspired by 14+ years in social media, leading digital presence for top brands and award-winning campaigns, I’ll consult on strategy, management, community engagement, content, and branding.
Travel content (30%)- Authoring The Washington Post’s By The Way D.C. guide, I’ll provide content that helps inspire people to explore our city and world. This is my passion.
My social consulting and writing will fund travel content – I want to make travel guides free to all.
Writing (10%)- I’ll continue to serve as The Washington Post’s By The Way D.C. guide, writing for travel and other sections. I’ll also welcome writing for other local and national publications.
Leaving a storied company like The Washington Post is scary, but I’m hopeful that stumbling, learning and growing my own company will lead to freedom. Freedom from the need to attach to a name brand. Freedom to help others connect and cultivate curiosity.
Let the journey begin!