About

Why hello there good lookin’. Thanks for stopping by!

My name, if you can’t tell from the ABSURDLY LARGE HEADER WITH MY NAME IN BRIGHT LIGHTS, is Marian Schembari. But you can call me Marian. I’m your friendly neighborhood blogger for this evening and I hope you brought me cake.

This blog began with humble(ish) beginnings – as a way to market myself to employers, starting with a Facebook ad as an attempt to get a job in publishing. It worked like a charm, but the creativity of working for myself was much more fun. While this blog may have started as a career move, I keep it going out of love. So sometimes I’ll write about social media, other times I’ll write about my travels or my dog or how much I miss Autumn in New England. What can I say, niche is for wussies.

And who am I, you ask? I’m a 22 23 24 25 26-year-old broad who hails from Connecticut, went to college in North Carolina, studied abroad in London, moved to New York after graduation, then back to London. Then I moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where the sheep outnumber the people, the grass is neon green and the coffee changed my life.

After two years, I left Auckland for San Francisco, where I now reside and by day work as the Marketing Manager at Thumbtack.

I love cupcakes and think they’ll never be overdone. I heart travel, writing, yoga, pretty journals and have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy. I get sarcastic when I’m nervous. Or when I’m confident. You’ll just never know.

That would be me to the right, but my hair rarely looks like that nice. I usually have a lion’s mane an old boyfriend once referred to as “poop brown.” I hate raisins, papaya, crawly bugs, wet shoes, lipstick, high heels and being hungry.

Want directions on where to go from here? Have a read of this blog’s Best Of or FAQ to learn more about my story and why the heck I do what I do.