December 12, 2011

a mini life update.


The exciting news I mentioned last week is that I have a new job! As of last Thursday, I'm officially working at Sugar Inc. as an Editorial Assistant for the PopSugar Network--16 sites that include celebrity, fashion, beauty, entertainment, food, health, and design topics.

Truth is, I'm still sort of pinching myself. Growing up I'd always hoped to write for a magazine, and my biggest struggle was in deciding which one. With this position, I'll basically be writing about every topic. About the Oscars and last night's episode of The Office, about yoga tips and new recipes and the latest interior decorating trends. Pets and budgets and, yes, even a bit about parenting.

I'm thrilled to be part of the company, I really am. During my first interviews, I already felt inspired by the editorial team. Right away I could tell that they're creative, intelligent women with a passion for what they do and who they do it for. It's a fun and friendly (99% female) environment... and did I mention the office walls are hot pink? Like, Barbie hot pink? Because it's pretty awesome.

Right now I'm in the midst of training, but sometime in the next few weeks I'll begin writing posts across the network and I'm so, so excited. It feels like things have clicked into place, if that makes sense, and I can hardly believe it's all happening. Such a dream come true.

For those of you who aren't already readers, I'd love for you to check out the network!
(A good place to start? The seriously incredible PopSugar Holiday Gift Guide.)

Hope you all had a nice weekend :)
Happy Monday!

16 comments:

Aimee Katherine said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, that's so great! Congrats

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

that's so exciting!!!!!!! love popsugar! congratulations!!!

siddathornton said... [Reply to comment]

congratulations! i'm so happy for you!

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Cassie said... [Reply to comment]

That is some exciting news! I absolutely love the idea that the walls are hot pink!! I will definitely be checking out popsugar; that is if my work place hasn't blocked their website too.

Congrats Laura! (:

something-pretty.net said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations!! That sounds like such a fun job! I work part time at a cupcake bakery with hot pink walls, and it definitely makes every day a little cheerier :) So happy for you, Laura! xoxox Lisa

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations girlie!! How exciting :)

The Magnificent Lou said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! On my way to check out the Holiday Gift Guide. Can't wait to see some of the things you write for PopSugar!

Mateus Lopes said... [Reply to comment]

Hello!

I've just joined your blog, it's very unusual comparing to the oders I usually read, but very interesting! I am starting to write now, so it's good to read pages from people that enjoy this as I do. I really liked this way of putting your ideas in such a positive way! If you have some time, check out my blog too, it's in portuguese(I'm Brazilian) but there's a translator on the top of the page. Congrats for your blog, the job and the wedding!

Cya!!!

Mateus Lopes

.Jessica. said... [Reply to comment]

congrats laura! can't wait to read your work there.

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@something-pretty.net I can't even imagine working at a cupcake bakery... heaven! :)

Caiti said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations! So excited & happy for you! Have a fantastic week!

L!$@ said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome news, Congratulations!

RetreatingAndAdvancing said... [Reply to comment]

Wooohoo, congrats!

Maura said... [Reply to comment]

that's amazing! i love that website congratulations!!

Jenny said... [Reply to comment]

Awww awesome! My dream job! Just found your blog BTW. lol And emailed you.