my portfolio + current endeavors

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Hi again, friends! I’m been busy with a few new things a-brewin’.

I finally got around to creating a professional website, to serve as my content creation portfolio and also as a home for a side project I’ve been working on for a while.

vanessarichetti.com

I have wanted to build a professional website since the beginning of time, and always felt like I didn’t have enough relevant work experience and/or online writing/blogging that was substance-y enough… I honestly couldn’t tell you why I put it off for so long. But after playing around with it and looking at other pros’ beautiful portfolios, I finally bit the bullet. Check it out!

inspired by

Back in November, I started drafting a new website/online magazine called The Daydreamer, where I planned to highlight people who’d made certain dreams of theirs come true. I started to feel overwhelmed by the work involved for it to be a real thing, though. I had a multitude of interviews already completed, but wasn’t sure how committed I could be to regularly distributing the content. Once I started storyboarding ideas for my website, though, I realized I could work those interviews into the blog section of the site, and rename the series, “inspired by.” Two installments so far are here and here.

learning for the sake of learning

Lately I’ve felt this weird burden under the weight of all the things I want to do and learn and accomplish. Call it a quarter life crisis, a few years delayed. It’s the weirdest thing, but it’s also a rush.

I’ve been learning UX design principles and programming/coding in the morning before work (thanks, Harper, for the super-early wakeup calls). Why? Because we’ve been watching Halt & Catch Fire and all of sudden I am interested in it. Do I want to somehow work it into my current career path? I honestly don’t even know. But the math + learning-a-new-language components are satisfying a part of my  brain that hasn’t been used for a while.

I’ve been really interested in visual arts, too: sketching, painting, graphic design. Nick and I ordered You Can Draw in 30 Days and are going to toy with drawing, just for fun.

what’s on deck

I’m in the final few weeks of training for the Moab Red Hot 33k. I’ve consistently run double-digit long runs for the past couple months… honestly I’ve lost track of how many weeks in a row it’s been. I can definitely feel myself getting stronger! But also more tired. (No joke, last night I fell asleep at 7 pm.)

I am itching to do another show soon, but I’m not sure if I can handle the schedule! We’ll see. Singing in the shower will only do for so long, though.

Wedding planning! I am meeting with my friend and wedding planner Leah this week to talk about next steps. These next 9 months will fly by, and we need to get some things squared away.

what’s next for the real life?

I don’t know! I’m not going to delete this blog, but I likely will not be able to keep up with 5 posts a week, like I’d been doing when I started. Outfits of the Week may also need to be temporarily suspended. I’m going to check in when I feel inspired to, and in the meantime, you can follow me on Instagram for tidbits, if you want!

harps!

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Harper is the best pup. Words cannot express how much I love her, even when she wakes me up at 4 am (this morning). She’s 10 months old now, and we’ll be teaching her how to run short distances soon. Fun! I’m sure she’ll love it just as much as we will.

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5 thoughts on “my portfolio + current endeavors

  1. Lynne says:

    Oh geez! I get attached to you, then you disappear:) I’ll have to turn to other sources to keep tabs on you, Nick and Harper! It does seem that you have quite a few plates spinning. I’m a big fan of lifelong learning. Keep up the good work. I learned to fly and became a flight instructor (for fun) after I retired from my “for real” job when I was 39. Nuts:)

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  2. Shannon Paige says:

    This is so awesome- I love your new site so much, it’s beautiful! And I am currently taking graphic design classes and want to take web design desperately too. And the reason I knew I had a strong interest in these things- blogging! Blogging has inspired me to do so much. “Lately I’ve felt this weird burden under the weight of all the things I want to do and learn and accomplish. “- omg THIS- This has become my life!! I totally feel you on that girl.

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