Two years ago, Seattle Socialites was born. At the time, I was a 23 year old woman trying to learn who I was. I was living alone in my first apartment where the border of Capitol Hill meets the Central District. I was going out, enjoying overpriced mixed drinks and consuming countless slices of Hot Mama’s pizza. Seattle Socialites was born so my friends and I could share our lives without any potential of harming our professional brands. To be clear, we were good people – we just knew something about bars, clubs and martinis wouldn’t mesh well with maintaining a wholesome and professional image, as we all work in communications, media or similar.
To make a long story short – a lot has happened in the past two years. I quit two jobs, moved back to Tacoma (having initially moved here after college in 2013), created a new career path and, most importantly, fell in love. Today I am a freelance writer, dog mom, loving spouse and crafting queen.
Two years is a long time and “time has a way of changing things.” (Bonus points if you know what movie that’s from). I appreciate all of you so much for being a part of this journey and today I am excited to share a new direction for Seattle Socialites. While my party days are in the rearview mirror, there’s still so much more to share, eat, drink and discover in the great Pacific Northwest!
In this new direction, I hope to share more from my own personal point of view. More about life, love, food and, of course, my dog. Part of this new content will include Tacoma Socialites. Some of you are stealthy on Instagram and probably saw this quietly pop up last fall. A new tab called “Tacoma” will be added to the Seattle Socialites website and www.TacomaSocialites.com will begin directing to that tab soon. I’m excited to share more of Tacoma with you all!
I imagine for the few of you that have been here since the beginning, there will be a few questions. My best attempt at answering those is below, but please feel free to leave a comment or email me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) if something was not addressed:
- Are you still keeping the Seattle Socialites Instagram account active? YES. Last fall as I began the launch of Tacoma Socialites, I had to deal with two major blows. One being Seattle Socialites not having the bandwidth for the amount of traffic or content it had, meaning the site just shut down completely. I had to get comfortable with coding real quick and it took two weeks to fix all the issues. This was then immediately (and unexpectedly) followed with a personal hardship of a loved one that required my full attention. I’m happy to share they’re now doing great and the website is ready for action! Seattle Socialites will be run in tandem with Tacoma Socialites.
- What about the other Seattle Socialites? As I mentioned above, a lot can happen in two years. Dani and Bree are both amazing women who continue to pursue their personal and professional goals. Dani is rocking the shears at a local barber shop (Rudy’s in Belltown!) and Bree is managing one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants. Expect to see them pop up from time to time, Dani recently visited the YSL exhibit at SAM and I can’t wait to share some of those images with you all!
- How will you get content for Seattleites? I live in Tacoma, not under a rock. I am in Seattle at least once a week for social, personal and professional happenings.
- Will you still be PR-friendly? YES. The whole point of this project was to share the best of the PNW, please continue to share your little piece of it. While I am committed to remaining a PR-friendly website, please know I will shift some posts towards my personal life as well, with the ultimate goal of having dynamic content that has something for everyone!
If you’re still reading, THANK YOU. I cannot convey my gratitude for all of the support and love this little corner of the internet has received for two years. Here’s to the future!
Jasmine Goodwin is a blogger at Seattle Socialites and can be reached at email@example.com. She enjoys seafood, wine and taking selfies with her dog.