It’s been awhile since I frequently updated my blog. I started a position at Fathom in Cleveland, Ohio as a Digital Marketing Copywriter and it occupied a lot of my time until I got into the flow of the company.
Now I’m ready to begin writing again! I have a few projects I’m working on, and I’m really excited to share them with you guys.
- #SelfiesWithStrangers & #PayItFWD / #PayItForward
- Today’s Playlist including #SongOfTheDay
- Postcards from Other Cities
It’s no secret that #selfies are really popular right now. I mean, there’s even a song about it, it was the word of the year for 2013 and about every single teenage girl takes about 153 selfies a day.
So this is where I’m coming from: I’m very fortunate for everything that I have. Obviously, it didn’t come overnight and I’ve worked very hard for everything that I have, but someone helped me get here; and it wasn’t just one person, it took a village. To pay homage to everyone who has helped me, I’m going to help others as much as I can.
This is where #SelfiesWithStrangers and #PayItFWD / #payitforward365 comes into play, and they’re siblings of a mother idea.
I’ll #PayItFWD to people however I can – whether it’s giving them a motivational quote, pack of goldfish, buying their meal or coffee, or just a simple high five – it’s easy to brighten someone’s day. You just have to take the time out of yours, and it actually feels amazing when you share positivity.
To document my journey, I ask the stranger if we can take a selfie and about 99% of the time they’re totally for it. With their permission, I post the picture on instagram, twitter, or Facebook. Normally we add each other on Facebook too.
Here’s an example of #SelfieWithStrangers:
He had just come in from the UK but had also lived in South America. I met him outside Universal Studios before I went to a Chelsea Lately taping. I also gave him a bracelet. I forget his name sadly.
Second: Today’s Playlist!
Again, it shouldn’t be surprising that I listen to a lot of music – and a lot of different music. I grew up listening to everything. From boy band pop, to classic rock, rap, and bluegrass; I appreciate music as a whole and each genre. In my spare time, I assemble a lot of playlists. Previously, I kept them to myself because I just used them for my daily life
Third: Postcards from Other Cities
The last project that I’m going to touch on is pretty cool. Overall idea: for every city I visit, buy a bunch of post cards and then pass them out to people I meet in the next city. Obviously, I have a lot of Post Cards from Ohio because that’s where I’m from (specifically Cleveland, because that’s where I grew up, and Columbus, because that’s where I went to school – shoutout to THE Ohio State University!!).
So far, I’ve given out a lot of Cleveland post cards – in airports, on the street, to homeless guys, people from Australia, London, Brazil, Florida, Chicago, Minnesota, the list goes on. Almost always, I sign with my twitter handle @sarahewynn. Maybe one day you’ll see one on someone’s fridge! That would be cool!
Here’s an example of a postcard from another city! This one was given to Joe who is now friends with me on Facebook – super cool!
One of the Cleveland postcards I gave away. This one went to Joe who sat by me on a plane. I gave him this card because he gave me two free drink tickets on Southwest Airlines! Also – shout out to Roxy who was our awesome flight attendant!
I’m going to write up a few more posts today – I’ve been traveling a lot lately and am very thankful, feeling better than I have felt in years, and would like to share my journey with whoever wants to read it!
Stay pressed – this is only the beginning!