9 to 5 series guest post

9 to 5 with kat tanita

It wasn’t until well into my sophomore year of college that I even contemplated the idea of having something other than a desk job for the rest of my life. & it didn’t hit me until well after I had graduated college that I realized that you honestly could do what you loved & the money would follow. It seems like such a simple concept to grasp but I was raised on the idea that I would have a grown up job & sit behind a desk until retirement. Ladies, you can do whatever your little heart desires. Just make sure you have a plan, it pays the bills, & above all else it makes you happy. Kat made her dream a reality…& her day job.

Screen shot 2014-01-16 at 9.19.03 PMBy day and by night I blog at With Love From Kat.

What was your major in college? I majored in Interior Design at Arizona State University.

How was your blog born? My blog started right after I graduated.  I started missing the creative outlet my classes provided so I created With Love From Kat to document all of my ideas and share the things that inspired me.  Over the years, my blog has morphed into more of a fashion blog, but I still include decor posts every other week. I worked in fashion PR for a year and a half before quitting my job.  I’ve been blogging full time for a little over a year now.

kat 1pink coat | faux fur vest | bag | pendant necklace | rings

What is your commuting footwear of choice? Jack Rogers in the spring/summer and Stuart Weitzman boots in the winter.

What’s the one item you can’t live without at the office? I always have a yummy smelling candle burning – usually Diptyque Baies.

What time management tip can you give other women that are managaing both a 9-5 job & a blog? Set aside a few hours on the weekend to get the majority of your blog work done and schedule your posts so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed during the week.  Use tools like Hootsuite to make life easier.

kat3desk | chair | frames | lucite trays | candle

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? It’s hard to think about the next 5 years because this industry is constantly changing!  I hope I’m still blogging, married, and maybe even writing a book!

What is your favorite way to unwind? A glass of wine with girlfriends, watching Law & Order SVU at home with my boyfriend, or getting a mani/pedi :)

kat2couch | lucite table | magnifying glass | clothing rack

For more Kat, check out her blog With Love From Kat

 

All photos c/o With Love From Kat

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  • Nikki
    January 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Loving this series!! It is so interesting hearing from other bloggers how they got started, how they manage their time, etc.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com