02 April 2015

the boring stuff

After three years at CNN I and moved on to something new at A+E Networks. I don't talk much about my job on the blog because its very important to me and I wouldn't want to jeopardize it in any way. I work in media after all! Also, I keep my mouth shut because most people think its dead boring. Seriously, when I try to explain what I do to people I can see their eyes glaze over.

If you're interested: I'm a media researcher and my job is a blend of communications and social science and I analyze media usage trends (for TV in particular). What are our viewers watching? Why? When? What else do they watch? What else do they like? How can we use this information to create better TV and bring relevant advertising to the network?

Oh, did you stop reading? That's OK. I know most people find it monumentally boring, hence, keeping it off-blog.

So now I'm in this new and exciting role in a new office in a different part of Manhattan and its all just taking some time to get used to. I had a very good routine at CNN for a long time, until I didn't anymore, and that's why I haven't been writing here as much.

Life around here is boring in the best possible ways. Wedding planning, hanging out with my cat, deciding I like food shopping better than shoe shopping. I got food poisoning on my birthday and then thought I was going to die from an ulcer. We went to Miami and got drunk and ate tacos. I started getting manicures and stopped getting haircuts. Boring but good.

Since this is a fashion blog, I guess we can talk about clothes and stuff too. Last year I got hit by a car and I was really uncomfortable in my body for a pretty long stretch of time. It didn't move right and it didn't feel right. Then of course I gained weight from not moving around and the last thing I wanted was to take pictures. What would I even take pictures of? I was wearing the same thing every day.
For awhile before the accident I felt completely disconnected to fashion blogging. So many inspirational bloggers have stopped blogging. Then there's a handful that wear mostly gifted clothes or have made blogging a full time gig. I felt like I just couldn't compete with that. The point of my blog all those years ago was to find my style, and I did that. Now I rarely shop for new things and I've sort of settled in to what works for me. But I still have the urge to share, because while I know what works for me I'm still really interested in fashion and I miss the sense of community I felt when I was heavy into blogging and sharing.

So...what?

I found a whole bunch of blogs that inspired me to start blogging again. My job makes me happy and I have a better work-life balance. I'm freaking getting married to the coolest dude imaginable!! More to come. Sooner rather than later.

15 comments

  1. I think your job sounds really interesting - a touch of anthropology mixed with a dollop of Mad Men :) With just as much whiskey-swilling and glamour I'm sure!! I feel the same way about blogging too - it feels like it's changed a lot in the years since I first started sporadically sharing plus a lot of the bloggers I love have called it a day. Would love to know about any new gems you've stumbled upon though. And for what it's worth - I've always loved that your blog is much more than a wordless lookbook - your lifestyle/travel posts are my favourites. Looking forward to reading about more boring goings-on from you soon :)

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  2. Hearing about your job doesn't bore me, but it's because I have basically the same exact job ;)

    I totally know what you mean - I completely fell off blogging when I started my new job (which I love). Also my hobbies/priorities shifted - I used to blog about DIY projects, traveling, and vintage clothes but that just isn't my life anymore. I totally miss the community and feel like it'd be nice just to sit down and write sometimes. It's such a good creative outlet.

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  3. I'd love to hear what blogs you are reading right now! Please share. :)

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  4. Yay, that's awesome! Glad to hear that you're doing so well! I actually have a pretty similar story -- I lost a lot of blogging inspiration, but I felt that my hiatus was over. So I changed my blog theme, started to follow a bunch of new blogs as well as clean out a bunch of ones that I wasn't reading anymore, and now I'm blogging nearly everyday again! Lovely feeling.

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  5. Kallie, I think you're really not alone in this. I myself go back and forth from the blogging world a lot, and it's sentiments like yours here that have brought me back for this most recent time. It seems that the face of blogging is changing, and it's kind of exciting to see where it might go next. But most of all, it's good to hear that you're feeling comfortable in your life again. That's the best!

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  6. Long time listener, first time caller. Just wanted to let you know that I'm excited to hear that you're interested in getting back to blogging. I've really enjoyed reading your posts since... hm, I think your apartment tour for Teen Vogue? I like your style, I like your writing, and am glad that you're feeling better. :)

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  7. Your job sounds really interesting! Sorry that you have had such a rough time of it, I hope things are looking up soon!

    Maria xxx

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  8. I am sure you have noticed from my instagram that fashion blogging took a huge backseat for me since I fit all my clothes in one drawer now (though I actually made a post with an outfit yesterday). I am sorry to hear about the accident you had and how that caused issues of how you felt and dealing with weight gain. That would be very hard. Your job sounds so interesting to me. When you worked with CNN is that why you were able to travel around or was that stuff you did just for fun? That is crazy that you have to find out what people are watching and why and such. I don't even own TV channels and when I do watch things they are on Netflix but it is not very often. I hate commercials and a lot of the stuff that is driven at me with "buy this, buy that! Look at these people and what they look like! Feel worse about yourself some more!" . . .So I just cut it off completely early on in life (when I was about 9 I stopped watching TV). A & E does more historical type of stuff right?
    +Victoria+

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  9. Hi Kallie, new reader here. I think your job is very interesting. I also work in media, I am a freelance writer, I write for different publications in my country and I work as a social media manager fulltime,

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  10. Kallie, honestly, it's like we're living the same life. Except for the media researcher job, but that's totally something I'm fascinated with! Anyway, my injuries weren't from an accident, but from my own natural bone structure (I know we've discussed my foot problems before). That feeling of not being able to move right; not being comfortable in your body; the weight gain; I know exactly what that feels like. Also, I thought I had an ulcer, but it turned out to be gall bladder issues and general stomach inflammation. Fun stuff. On the plus side, not being able to eat a lot means I'm back down to my normal weight. This past year has been hard and I've been less interested in new styles and blogging. Part of that is definitely because I've found my style and it's not changing like it used to. I started zoloft last month, though, and the inspiration is back! I fought it for a while, but I think depression may have played a part in my lack of posting. I'm glad you're enjoying your "boring" life. Mine is perfectly boring as well, and I wouldn't have it any other way :)

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  11. Thank you so much. It has totally changed and I promise to make a list of the new good ones soon! So many boring things coming at you! ;)

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  12. Woohoo advertising! Yeah, I really miss the creative outlet and the community. Its such a fun thing, its like having a club of pen pals.

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  13. A fresh start with a new theme can be really rejuvenating! Its such a great feeling to start fresh. What blogs are you reading now?

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