What have I been up to?
After six years of declaring my love for Australia and endlessly talking about living in Melbourne (shout out to the friends, family, and total strangers who listened and cheered me on)—I put in my notice at my full-time job of three years and bought a one-way ticket.
I permanently returned home to Chicago in September 2018. Since then, I’ve been focusing
on Whitespace Magazine and my mental health before diving back into full-time work.
Have questions about my career path?
So do I! Since graduating with a BA in English Writing from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2012, I've worked at a concert venue, a mortgage company, and an investment firm. More recently, I worked at a mechanical contractor company, starting as a part-time administrative and estimating assistant, growing into a full-time project coordinator.
(You could say I crushed it at office work.)
Ok, but what's with the 'kimconwaywrites' URL?
I dedicate a lot of my free time to the one thing that makes my tone-deaf
(it's a Conway family curse) heart sing: writing and editing.
I created my own column for a music website that no longer exists (RIP Noisetrend). I worked for a massive Chicago-based lifestyle website (hi, The Everygirl) as a writing intern and music columnist. I pitched some things to Elite Daily and the piece I was most proud of got published. I wrote about Australia on Gapyear.com. I regularly wrote content for
Literally, Darling and earned my place on the Entertainment team as the Assistant Editor.
I saw my name in physical print for the first time in the debut issue of what is easily the prettiest publication ever: Whitespace Magazine. In our follow-up issue, which was released in December 2018, I wrote four of the five main feature articles and was equally as floored upon seeing my name in print. Issue Three is set to come out later this year and I’m already itching to reprise my writing/editing role.
Curious about what I've written?
Check out my portfolio.
Want to be my real-life friend?
Slow down, we'll get there. Rumor has it I've got moves like Kristen Wiig, wit like Grace Helbig, and charm like Aubrey Plaza. I bake (arguably) the world's best soft pretzels, I love a good cheese platter, and I have very high standards when it comes to Instagram captions.
Where do you make your move?