Think being a Georgetown law student, working a full time job, having a blog, & co-founding a blogger community is impossible? Think again. Liz Fassbender does it all while raising this adorable fur nugget.
By day, I head up communications at a government relations office.
By night, I go to law school and blog at So Much to Smile About (when I’m not studying!).
What was your major in college? I double majored in Communication Studies and Philosophy
How was your blog born? During August recess! In DC, the summer months can be a bit slower, and I found myself searching for a creative outlet – so I started blogging!
How do you maintain your online presence while at work during the day? I schedule a lot of updates but also stay on twitter if possible!
What is your commuting footwear of choice? Honestly, I have to wear nude ballet flats (or booties when it’s cold), as much as I wish I could wear heels on the metro…
What’s the one item you can’t live without at the office? Chanel lipstick.
What time management tips can you give other women that are managing both a 9-5 job & a blog? Make lists, use email filters and canned responses, keep a calendar and try lots of iphone apps (my faves are dropbox, pocket, pinterest, instagram, twitter, feedly and spotify) so you can work on the go. But most importantly… don’t stress! Easier said than done, I know… but I really, really think too many people (and bloggers in particular) are too hard on themselves. If you realize how amazing it is that you are doing what you do (or will do in the future), and cut yourself some slack every once in a while, it makes everything easier. When I can’t get to something (like a blog post), I take a breath and remember what is important and what makes me happiest!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Right now, all I can think about is… I’ll be a law school graduate!
What is your favorite way to unwind? With friends.
Can’t get enough of Liz? Head over to her blog So Much To Smile About.
All images c/o So Much To Smile About