I’m new to the “blogging” world – so I feel like introductions are in order. My name is Emily and I’m currently the Social Media Intern at Keds.
I’m also a student at the University of Arkansas, majoring in Communication Disorders to become a speech language pathologist. Confused as to how a small town girl from Arkansas whose major has to do with speech, is now living in Boston for the summer working in social media? You have a right to be. It’s a long story – so bear with me.
Okay. I’m going to be 100% honest with you. I got into the Keds craze after I saw Taylor Swift rocking a pair a few years ago. But hey! She has fabulous style – can you blame me? So of course I ordered a few pairs….and maybe a few more. Then in September, I saw a post on Keds’ page looking for Brand Ambassadors to rep Keds on college campuses. I figured it would be the perfect fit for me, so of course I applied – having NO idea I would actually be chosen. And so my Keds “brave story” begins. Throughout the year I posted Keds pictures on social media and held events on campus. I even started my own fashion Instagram @musingsofglitter.
After being a Keds brand ambassador throughout the school year, I was sent information regarding their social media internship this summer. Again I applied…again not thinking I would be chosen (my major is communication disorders remember?)…but then I received the phone call. Of course I was thrilled! But panic quickly set in. Can I move to Boston for the summer? Where am I going to live? Can I even financially afford to do this? What if I don’t like my job? What if my co-workers don’t like me? The list goes on and on. After joy, tears and endless talks with my family and friends, I decided it was an opportunity I simply could not turn down! So here begins the journey. I packed up my car (well, that’s a lie…my VW bug broke down a few days before leaving) – so I packed up my mother’s car and made the 25 hour trek north (shout-out to my Dad for being the best road trip buddy!). And here I am! I can’t wait to share my weekly experiences with all of you! Diving into the unknown is terrifying…but often worth the risk. So I challenge you to join me this summer – be brave; be bold; and dare to follow your dreams.
I’m working for Keds this summer and blogging my experiences! Follow Keds to stay updated on my latest adventures!