I’m Marissa. By day, I’m a marketing consultant for a fun startup company and by night, I’m either typing up a blog post, swing dancing, discussing millennial careers, or spending time with the people I love (preferably with a glass of wine in hand).
After I graduated college, I started a “lifestyle” blog called The Modern Austen. I wrote about every topic under the sun, from curly hair care to simplifying your life to career changes. I believe every creativepreneur grows and learns best by going out there and doing the work. The investment and time I made in The Modern Austen has opened up so many doors for me, both professionally and personally, and has sparked in me a fire for pursuing more in life.
In a period of transition in life, I decided it was time to narrow my focus and start a community that focuses on my passions: creativity, entrepreneurship, and blogging. As a result, Ampersand Creative was born. It is my goal to help millennial bloggers and young professionals identify and achieve a fulfilling creative lifestyle.
So why ampersand?
I’m glad you asked. In your journey to harness your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, I want you to say YES to the “ands” in your life. Stick with me on this: You are not defined solely by one thing. You are more than just your career, your relationship, your hobbies. For instance . . .
I am not ONLY a Marketing Consultant. Or ONLY a blogger.
I am Marissa, a marketing consultant & a creative blogger & a swing dancer & an avid reader & a loyal friend and much, much more.
At a turning point in my life, I decided I wanted more than a traditional, prescribed path for myself. Now I want to give you the courage to do the same. Let’s navigate through the scary uncertainty in order to dream (and achieve) bigger (and better) together.
Let’s continue this conversation.
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