Life Update: Professional and Personal

Hello! Welcome Back! I hope you’re having a lovely week so far, mine started off not so lovely with a 24 hour stomach bug. Yuck. Now that i’m feeling a little better, but still not 100%. I thought i’d do something a little different, and just have a nice little chat with you guys. Tell you about some wonderful things that have happened over the past week or so and just really update you on my life!

I guess I’ll start off with professional things that have happened for me. I’m sure it’s no surprise that blogging isn’t my full time job, I work at a beauty supply store and I’m the manager of one of our locations. I love my job, through every stage of just being low on the totem poll to now being in management. Since it’s a small company getting raises doesn’t happen the same way as it does in big corporations. I’m very excited to say that, I got a raise!!!! It was only by a dollar but I’ve been really trying to be more grateful about things. One dollar raise is better than no raise at all, right??

In terms of my blog, back in June I set a goal for myself, by the end of August I wanted to have 1,000 views for the whole of 2018 SO FAR. Not only did I hit that goal, I hit it a whole month and a half early! We all have to start somewhere, and I was over the moon about hitting this goal! My next goal is to reach 2,000 by the end of the year! I really think I can do it! I have also been contacted for my first collaboration. The company is Civion and they sell really beautiful jewelry/accessories. I’m honored to have this opportunity and just couldn’t wait to share it with you all. I love that their jewelry is very understated and delicate since I’m not one for statement jewelry. I will leave the link to the site here and if you’d like to purchase anything be sure to use the code MICHELLE25 to save 25% off your purchase! (disclaimer: I will get a portion of the sale if you purchase with my code)

Also on the blog, be on the lookout in the next coming weeks for a post on how to stay organized and feel accomplished. I love planning and organizing it was my favorite thing about the school year starting. Since I love planning so much I decided to take something that I personally use myself and share it with you guys, I will be selling printable planning sheets. I will have things like weekly meal plans to daily-to-do lists! So whether you’re a parent, or a student or just someone who needs a little more organization in your life there will be a printable for you! I will go into more detail about each page at a later date but they will be sold for $2.00 a piece or as a bundle of 5 pages for $8.00. I’m really looking forward to sharing these with you guys, and I hope you get good use out of them!

The last thing I wanted to ramble about with you guys is about how I finally met my niece!! My best friend of nearly 20 years had a little girl a year ago, but since she lives cross country. I haven’t had the opportunity to meet her. I’d like to introduce you all to Baby Reia. Getting to spend time with this little blessing and reconnecting with so many old friends was just the mental boost that I needed. Being able to catch up with everyone and realize that, while we have gotten older we haven’t changed. Through my darkest struggles with my mental health this year, my best friend and my niece have been there for me cheering me up and cheering me on. Seeing them both in person and getting to finally hug them both, was such a special moment. Being able to bring all of my best friend and I’s childhood memories into Reia’s childhood will stick with me forever. It was crazy sitting in my childhood room with my best friend and my dog, something I did so many times in the past but now one of us has a child!

That about catches you guys up on everything in my life. Thank you for letting me ramble, sometimes it’s nice to take a step back from reflecting or advice giving and just talk to each other within our community. Leave me a comment down below of something exciting that has happened to you lately! I’m so excited to hear about it! Until next time….

Be Nice. Be Good.

Mich. x

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Hi! I’m Michelle, but you can call me Mich. I’m just your normal 23 year old trying to figure out life and thought I’d share some of my experiences and interests with the world. This blog will cover all things under the sun from makeup favorites to mental health to religion and everything serious or not so serious in between! I want us to build a little community filled with love and support so please leave me comments and hit that follow button on your way out. This blog has a very special place in my heart and feels like a important part of my path in life so I hope you stay a while and check out what it’s like to be Simply Michelle.

Be Nice. Be Good.

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    • oh trust me, she’s too cute for her own good and she knows it! it’s definitely tougher now that i’ve met her and seen her personality in action, thankfully i’ll get to see her again in june for her mothers wedding! xx


  1. Huge congratulations on the raise!! My mum used to own her own small business so I fully get how major that is for a small company. A dollar is still an extra dollar, right?! I’m sure you’ll smash that goal in no time! Your posts are amazing!! x


    OH and congrats on the first collab too!! That’s such a major milestone. You’ve got a lot to celebrate this month xx

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  2. Wow! 😊 A lot happened to you this month. I am so happy things are working out for you professionally and personally. You are achieving a lot with getting a pay rise, and coming up with new ideas for your blog. Your niece is so cute. I am excited to read future posts. Thank you for sharing your good news, it was really really lovely to read. 😊 xx

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