What I’ve Been Up To

The last couple months have been a total whirlwind. I figured I should follow my own advice, and not leave this blog so baron. It’s easy to get so caught up in your own life, sometimes. I peddle my own disclaimer that I am an ‘occasional blogger’, which is weird, because this blog used to be my second home.

The truth is, I forget that I have this channel sometimes. Worse, that I don’t quite know what I want it to be about. Having a blog is a responsibility, and one that I let slide whenever possible.

Alright, enough with the excuses, back to the post. I figure I should share what I’ve been up to, in case people are curious.

Since my last post, a lot has happened. On the personal front, I had my first of two weddings (strange, I know). The reason for two is that our “big” wedding is in Cuba, and we wanted to be considerate to our families who cannot make it. So, we had an intimate little ceremony at City Hall with our reception at the Empire Grill in the Byward Market.

The ceremony, if you must know, went off without a hitch. It was emotional, intimate, and full of love. I was really taken aback by how personal it was – kudos to City Hall on that one. The reception was great, for it’s substance. The people we loved most were there, which was what was the most important. We did, however, have some challenges with the venue, and an inconsiderate event planner – but the rest of the Empire Grill staff were wonderful to us which made up for the faults. Plus, we got a free dinner for our 1-year anniversary, which I can’t complain about.

The second wedding is coming up, and we’ll be travelling to the sunny, beautiful beaches of Holguin, Cuba with around 45 of our closest friends and family. I bought the most amazing Stella York dress at the equally amazing With Love Bridal Boutique. I cannot wait to spend two weeks on a sunny beach while the rest of Ottawa freezes their collective butts off 🙂

From a work perspective, my news is equally good. I started my journey with Soshal almost 2 1/2 years ago. I’ve always said that I’m at this place cause I believe in it’s vision… I am invested in it’s success. Well, on September 18th, a small group of us within Soshal launched a sister agency, Soshal Demand. Demand is all about digital ads, taking a very quantitative approach to a vain industry. We provide straightforward solutions, at a straightforward cost, that (straightforwardly?) delivers real return on ad investment (documented!).

Essentially, I’ll be leading the product side as Director of Strategy, and my very talented colleague, Alex Reid, will be handling company and client growth as the Director of Growth. Overall, a great direction for my career, and another thing to be excited about.

Really, that’s it on my end. Other than having a Pinterest obsession as of late, that’s all I got goin’ on.

Thanks for reading through my rumbles.



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