My Coming Out of the {Blog} Closet:

The same year I became a licensed real estate agent I  became a partner in a family- owned medical device and manufacturing company.  To say that I was slightly overwhelmed by the prospect and responsibility of managing two growing companies is an understatement.  My children were under the age of ten, a not too-distant housing bust simmered, and a sluggish lending market for small businesses were just a few of the challenges!

Not one to back down from a challenge, I leveraged the flexibility and (somewhat) seasonality of my real estate business while supporting and building a niche medical device company in much need of social marketing campaigns, project management, new distributor relationships and product lines.

Both positions require strong attention to detail in a deadline driven environment, flexibility, efficiency and a sense of humor.  I have been blessed with amazing customers and clients, “who get it.”   On a whim, a dare or maybe the little voice in the back of my head,  I started a blog,  It was an outlet to chronicle the struggles of juggling two jobs, the moving bits and pieces of a three active children, the constant angst of two parents who constantly juggle the daily management  of  “cash flow.”  My blog was a virtual “dear diary,” chronicling our DIY projects and the decisions  we  routinely made as small business owners.  Our objective:  to do what it takes to support our kids’ academic and athletic  interests.

And, a funny thing happened along the way:  In late 2013, this little blog, my tiny corner of creativity, my therapy (taking place on a social  media platform and not on a couch) started to gain national attention from a few (kind of)  famous people and several national brands and companies.  All of which had one thing in common:  each found me and  my writing style to be honest, creative and entertaining.  Creating and managing content for brands on social media/and national websites is a great way to balance the contract driven demands of real estate and small business ownership.    And, I love it!













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    Enjoyed your story I only hope that one day some of these people will find my little ol’ blog.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

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