Celebrating a solo solstice and looking back at the year that was. Today marks one year since being laid off from Etsy, an experience I didn’t expect to rock me quite as much as it did, but... damn. My team and I created something amazing there, and it was heartbreaking to see that project - and our jobs - laid to rest so swiftly. BUT ALSO, without that experience I wouldn’t be here. And by “be here”, I mean Maine. And this beach, getting choked up at yet another cotton candy sky and taking huge deep breaths of salty, briney air just to get it all in. And also I mean HERE: Facing another season of flux and uncertainty and feeling... CALM✌🏼
Hi! There are some new faces around here so I wanted to say a quick hello and introduce myself! I'm Julie. By day, I'm a freelance copywriter and content creator (and blogger) living in the gorgeous state of Maine with Chris, my husband, and Zephyr, the best cat. I grew up in a small town in Maine but spent the past decade or so living on the North Shore of Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. When I'm not working or blogging, I try to be outdoors as much as possible and love hiking and the beach (part of why we moved back), and I'm also a vintage and thrift fanatic and have been collecting vintage since I was a kiddo. So that's a bit about me! I'd love to know about YOU! Tell me about yourself in the comments and feel free to ask if there’s something you want to know - thank you for being here! (And thank you to those who entered the giveaway, I’ll post the winner to stories tonight❤️)
Lupine season got me like🤩 Spent part of yesterday surrounded by tourists in Harpswell and Bailey Island... who were all also from Maine. Apparently we’re not the only ones geeking out over our own state. They don’t call it vacationland for nothing. #mainething
What broken toe? 😝 no but really, it’s healing fine and my pedicure makes me feel 💯. In other news, I finally made it to #portlandheadlight ! •
Check my stories for more #bts with @foxislandprint and @watts_in_maine 🌊⚓️ #todayinmaine#eastcoast#love
Downtown life. ‘Tis the season again of the Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday. Fresh veggies, fruits, meats and cheeses, and of course homemade Maine Maple Syrup around every corner. .
Reason #237 why I love this city (especially this time of year).