The past year has held a lot of firsts for me: the first time living on my own, the first time moving away from home, and the first time travelling on my own. Last summer I boarded a plane by myself for the first time to visit my best friend in Texas, and then did it again two weeks later to go to New York for Her Conference. Her Conference is a conference put on by Her Campus every year for young women in the media. This is a place where bloggers, journalists, and students with huge dreams gather together to network and learn from each other. Last year Her Conference changed my trajectory for good. For the first time I was surrounded by people who wanted the same things I did, and people who were actually doing what I had only ever dreamt of. At the time I was a college student who was satisfied but not excited about where my life was going and Her Conference opened my eyes and helped me realize that yes what I want is possible, but not unless I do something about it. Meeting Hilary Rushford at last year’s conference So I started… View Post

Another month, another income report! Like last month, I’m a little late with this. I feel like I always tell you how busy I’ve been and how much things have been changing – but this month that’s for real the case. In case you didn’t know, I packed up and moved to NYC. It was last minute, unexpected, and a crazy decision that I don’t regret at all. I got a job offer and decided to go for it, so now you can see me posting over on the Teachable blog in addition to my own! With that said, if you’re a blogger you know the drill when it comes to working with brands: They reach out, you talk and negotiate, a publish date is set for roughly a month in the future. Given that I only knew for a month before moving that I’d be coming to New York, I had an overloaded plate for the craziness this past month would be. I didn’t post much besides things I was contracted to do and I felt way overwhelmed. But this weekend I’ve not only caught up, but I’ve gotten ahead which means I’ll be posting a lot of great content in… View Post

It’s that time again! I have gotten a handful of emails asking when I’d get my income report up (sorry for my tardiness, things have been crazy!) but it’s finally time to publish my February income report! I feel like I say this every month (and I probably do) but February was crazy, like really crazy. I found out I was moving to New York at the same time I was launching a course, I found an apartment – didn’t get it, found another apartment – didn’t get it, and am prepping to move to NYC to live in airbnb’s until I can get my apartment act together. Basically what I’m trying to say is that my poor blogs were grossly neglected while I tried to juggle the planning that comes along with moving across the country. March is a month of getting my act back together (to keep from losing my mind!) and setting the groundwork for a seamless next quarter. Now that I’ll be living in the city I am excited to be able to chase bigger opportunities and rub shoulders with some amazing minds! What I did in February… Cried. (Totally kidding, haha!) but I wasn’t too far off some… View Post

This post is sponsored by Wacom and Her Campus Media. I received the product free of charge. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Mostly Morgan possible! You guys, I have an insane month planned. I’ll be flying to New York next week and spending my time bouncing between airbnb’s while I apartment hunt. There is going to be a ton of adventure, new experience, and instability. The one thing that will be a constant, though, is my need to keep on top of my creative projects and blogs. Given that I’ll be moving around (and keeping busy at a new internship!) I am prepared to be doing a lot on the go and under unique circumstances and thought I’d share my plan of attack with you all! Staying Productive as a Creative on the Go. Find the wifi. Today’s creative entrepreneurs (and people in general!) tend to be reliant on computers – so when you’re on the go (or know you’ll be without wifi!) it’s important to scope out wifi cafes or hotspots. If you’re in a big city like I’ll be, it’s a bit easier but no matter where you are chances are you’ll have a… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. In the last few weeks I’ve been getting a true taste of self-employment. For the first time in my life I’m not in school and so there is no automatic structure to my life. Rather than following a set schedule I have been making my own rules, and that’s something that can be really dangerous. It would be so easy to fall into a cycle of laziness and Netflix binges, which are usually paired with bad decisions elsewhere (namely sleep and diet.) I didn’t realize how hard it would be to take care of myself while doing the self-employment thing full time, but so far I’ve been doing well with some rules and scheduling I put in place. Because taking care of yourself is tricky while self-employed, I thought that I would share the tips I’m following to keep myself in check! Stick to a schedule. Structuring your day is so important. Yes, you have the freedom to do what you want when you want, but without structure this can start to be a bad thing. If you’re constantly flying by the seat of your… View Post