What’s Next for Broke & Chic: A Letter From the Editor…

Posted December 4, 2016 by in Lifestyle
What's next for Broke and Chic?

Hi Everyone,

I’ve literally spent months and months trying to figure out what to say to you all. Last summer I took a job at a beauty brand that changed my life. At that point, I was full-time on Broke & Chic, writing about 3+ articles a day, but I didn’t love the stories I published. More quantity vs. quality, if ya know what I mean. So when a part-time job opportunity fell on my lap, I took it. I mean, it was part-time, right?

Well, it took up way more time than I expected and…I loved it. But my posting became sporadic. When my contract ended, I was offered an amazing position at PRIV as their full-time Talent Acquisition Manager. As a former hairstylist, it was a perfect fit. So I took it! That was in January and since then, I have posted fewer than 15 articles. I have mixed feelings about them, too. 

That Tech Startup Life, Tho…

PRIV is a startup, so I have given it my all for over 11 months, but I wanted you all to know that I haven’t forgotten about you all.

When I was full-time on B&C, my goal was growth and I noticed I was slowly but surely taking myself out of every article and to be honest, I hate that. I resent it a bit. I am the epitome of Broke & Chic and taking myself out of it wasn’t ideal. But it was no doubt a learning experience.

So What’s Next? 

Going forward, my articles will be different. I want to be more real with you all. I want to share my NYC struggles with you. I want to share the best places to eat and shop in the city. I also want to help you build that confidence to take that big leap of faith into the unknown. For me, that unknown was moving to NYC with a backpack and $5,000 over five years ago.

Again, I apologize for being MIA for almost a full-year. But I promise: Broke & Chic will be back better than ever.


Amanda Raye

P.S. What would you like to see on Broke & Chic going forward? Let me know in the comments below!

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