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Personal By On April 27, 2017

Saying goodbye to a town I love

So far, 2017 has been the year of doing stuff that scares me. In March, I put in my notice at my job — a job that I loved. A job that I liked waking up every day for, and that I did fulfilling work during. That week, I started my own business. A business that is doing incredibly well…

Personal By On April 1, 2017

On big life changes

After four years working at a daily newspaper and digital agency in Indiana, Pennsylvania, I ended my corporate life on Friday to begin my next adventure: Starting my own business. I announced the official launch of Hello Social Co. today after more than two years of day-dreaming about working on my own. I’ve seriously never been this excited for anything….

Lifestyle / Personal By On November 30, 2016

The importance of disconnecting

Note: Since this post was written, I’ve started my own digital marketing business, so now some time to disconnect is more important than ever. Read about the business here. If you’ve been waiting for a blog backstory, this is it. A study published last year on The Huffington Post revealed that research participants checked their phones an average of 85…

Hiking / Personal / Travel By On November 14, 2016

Meet my adventure team

Part of traveling and exploring is exploring it with good company. While occasionally I enjoy a solo trip to see some sights and clear my mind, I’m usually accompanied on my adventures — human or dog.   Partner in crime, Sean Sean is a fellow writer that works for a newspaper as primarily a crime and municipal government reporter. He’s…

Lifestyle / Personal By On October 30, 2016

What’s on my fall wish list: 2016

While I’ve already been indulging in pumpkin machiattos and the usual addition of a few sweaters to my fall collection, here are a few items I’m hoping to get my hands on soon.   1. Lush Bath Bombs No explanation needed here. Lush promotes their bath bombs as a “reward for getting through the day.” We all need that. This…

Personal By On October 4, 2016

Living life, disconnected

OK, so the title of the post isn’t technically accurate. In fact, my life is very connected. But let me back up and tell you a little bit about myself: My name is Ellen. I live in a small town in Pennsylvania where I work as a digital media specialist for a marketing company¬†(See? Totally connected), and as the digital…