After I began Wit & Delight at twenty-four, the world as we all know it as we speak regarded very completely different. For just a little context, the iPhone had simply been launched, the financial system was in a tailspin, Obama had simply been elected president, and I used to be broke, insecure, and scared. Regardless of how exhausting this time was, I used to be extremely optimistic concerning the future and excited to share no matter I had inside me with the world.
Wit & Delight was the place I grew up. I wrote posts about what frightened me, delighted me, impressed me, and made me really feel at dwelling. This web site has supported me as I’ve damaged down, gotten married, blown my life up, despatched myself to remedy, grappled with psychological well being challenges, birthed infants, created product strains, and labored with the most effective manufacturers and other people one may hope for.
A Season of Change
It’s exhausting to think about ending one thing that has in the end been about creating issues for a group of people that share a standard thread: the sweetness and enjoyment of being alive. You’re my folks, and I’ve cherished this time with you.
I’ve felt the delicate calling to step away from publishing for a while. It terrifies me if I’m being honest. I’m uncertain of what I’ll do subsequent. I’m realizing that it’s okay to not have all of it discovered. So I’m taking an identical leap as I did once I revealed my first weblog put up, stepping optimistically into the unknown.
Whereas I’ll proceed to point out up on social media and share essays and challenge updates on Home Name, operating Wit & Delight full-time is one thing I do know I’ve to step away from.
In brief, you’ll nonetheless be seeing me—just a bit much less usually.
The Group That Constructed Wit & Delight
As a result of I’ve determined to step away from publishing content material full-time, it means the crew who creates all of the unimaginable content material for Wit & Delight might be transferring on as nicely. I’m devastated to lose the individuals who put a lot of their time, creativity, and fervour into making this house what it’s as we speak.
Merely put, Wit & Delight wouldn’t be the identical with out the crew who constructed it. I’d not have been capable of proceed to supply the quantity of content material we’ve got on the high quality we’ve got been dedicated to with out this crew. Interval. My gratitude and appreciation for individuals who have believed within the model, me, and the worth of what we do can’t be totally expressed. Whereas I’ll be stepping away from operating this model full-time, my crew is able to transfer on to huge issues.
If you’re in search of rockstar individuals who know editorial technique, content material creation, or challenge administration, I’d love so that you can join you with my crew members. They know this enterprise higher than anybody on the market. I can not wait to see them go on to a lot greater and higher issues shortly.
Bridgette has been with me for eight years as our model director. She does all of it and makes it look straightforward (spoiler, it hasn’t been). There isn’t a challenge or downside she couldn’t work out, and I’m fortunate to have been capable of work alongside her. I wouldn’t be right here penning this put up with out her good thoughts and talent to clarify and actionable paths out of my inventive chaos and sometimes half-baked concepts. She is aware of influencer advertising inside out. You may join along with her by way of e-mail at email@example.com or ship her a message on LinkedIn.
Jackie has been with me for the previous 4 years as our editorial director. I’m grateful for her steadfast steering, instinct, and detail-oriented method to modifying. Her editorial technique and present for storytelling are baked into all the pieces we put up on Wit & Delight. I’m a greater author and storyteller from working alongside her. Learn extra about Jackie’s experience and background on her web site. You may join along with her by way of e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or ship her a message on LinkedIn.
Greta has been operating our social media accounts for 3 years. She has her finger on the heartbeat of real-time shifts in social media. She has been our Swiss Military Knife for balancing the artwork of creativity and technique round all of our social content material. Not solely has she been a sounding board for navigating a altering panorama, however she can be as dependable as they arrive. Greta is hoping to seek out one other place within the social media house working as a social media supervisor or social media strategist. She is on the market for distant work in each the US and Canada, or in-person work in Toronto, ON. You may join along with her by way of e-mail at email@example.com or ship her a message on LinkedIn.
Nancy has been my govt assistant for 3 years. She’s been the glue that has held me collectively and an unimaginable coach. She has the intuitive sense of realizing what must be achieved earlier than the remainder of us understand it. It’s usually the issues we don’t see that take advantage of impression, and I’ve been fortunate to have had the chance to study invaluable classes from working along with her. As Nancy steps away from her position at W&D, her purpose is to develop her life teaching enterprise with further particular person purchasers, in addition to crew and small enterprise teaching. She has beforehand achieved inside design consulting and styling and hopes to proceed as a private assistant in a contractor capability. You may join along with her by way of e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or ship her a message on LinkedIn.
Carolyn has been our designer for 3 years. Whereas additionally working for different manufacturers and purchasers, she has managed Wit & Delight’s graphic design wants, including her personal flare and creativity to our branded content material, theme graphics, and social appear and feel. I can at all times depend on Carolyn so as to add worth to our inventive concepts. She’s a fast examine and has been adaptive to no matter design challenges we’ve confronted. You may join along with her by way of e-mail at email@example.com or ship her a message on LinkedIn.
What’s Subsequent and The place You Can Proceed to Comply with Me
We are going to proceed frequently publishing content material on Wit & Delight by means of the top of June. I’ll be digging into the archives and highlighting a few of the articles which were most significant to me—and to you, the Wit & Delight group—during the last fourteen years.
We’ll be publishing just a few sponsored posts I’m excited to share, each in June and all through the summer time. I will even sporadically share design updates we make to our dwelling. The web site will stay dwell this summer time and past. I could pop on occasionally to share further updates.
I’ll proceed to publish my publication, Home Name, on the common cadence. Please comply with alongside right here for essays and design challenge updates. I will even proceed to point out up on Instagram at any time when the temper strikes.
Wit & Delight product strains will proceed to be offered with our present stockists. We are going to proceed to share updates, new product choices, and collaborations on Wit & Delight and our social channels.
If you happen to’d like to attach with me sooner or later, my e-mail would be the greatest place to achieve me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for being with me throughout such a transformative time.
I’ll see you quickly.
Kate is at the moment studying to play the Ukulele, a lot to the despair of her husband, children, and canine. Comply with her on Instagram at @witanddelight_.