Where have I been?
West coast born, Midwest raised. But after seven 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 notice at my job and bought a one-way ticket.
What have I been up to since?
I permanently returned home to Chicago in September 2018. Since then, I’ve poured my energy into Whitespace Magazine (love it), a house renovation (didn’t love it), and my mental health (learning to love it).
Have questions about my career path?
So do I—and I’m no good at maps. Since graduating with a BA in English Writing from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2012, I've worked at a concert venue, a mortgage company, an investment firm, and a women’s lifestyle website. Most recently, I worked for a mechanical contractor, starting as an Administrative/Estimating Assistant, growing into a Project Coordinator.
I am where I am and I’m figuring the rest out as I go.
Ok, but what's with the 'kimconwaywrites' URL?
I dedicate a lot of my free time to what makes my heart sing: writing and editing.
After creating 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 wrote about long distance friendships for Elite Daily and about how cool Australia is for Gapyear.com. I regularly wrote content for Literally, Darling and earned my place on the Entertainment team as the Assistant Editor.
In 2017, 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, released in December 2018, I wrote four of the five main feature articles and was equally as floored upon seeing my name in print. I’ll be reprising my writing/editing role in Issue Three, which is scheduled for publication in Fall 2019.
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, charm like Aubrey Plaza, and heart like Laura Jane Williams (ok, maybe I started those rumors—I deeply admire those women!). I’m an amateur rock climber, an avid oxford comma user, and a pun fiend. 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?