Being Funemployed in 2018

Wow is it really almost 2019 already?!?! Does anyone else feel like the time is starting to move more quickly?! When I started this project a few years ago, it was a passion project created on a whim to hold on to my little corner of the internet.  I had no idea how people would respond to my request for an interview or to the questions I had come up with.  I was blown away when not only did women say yes but they were reporting back how much they enjoyed the experience!! It has been a lot of fun but also a fair amount of work.  Sometimes we need people to remind us to celebrate ourselves and need someone to hold space so we can cheer for ourselves and that is something I love doing but I had to take a breather to reconsider how I was doing it!

Hard to believe this was 3 years ago (Savannah of Authentic Portraits

Looking Back to Move Forward
Back in 2013, I did an interview with the Washington Examiner called the 3 Minute Interview.  At the time I identified as a D.C. blogger and stylist and one thing that definitely hasn’t changed is I was connecting with people.  I’ve only recently begun to realize what a gift connection is along with the ability to bring people together.  I have friends of all stages (some of my mother’s friends also read my blog), and I love it!  So I’m going to keep doing it for myself and for those looking for their space in this place.

Finishing out 2018 & Goals for 2019
Wow it’s hard to believe that I haven’t shared a new highlight since May but time flies when you are having fun and planning to take over the world.  It’s time for me to kick back in high gear and while I revamp the site (it’s been 7 years yall!!), I’m excited to start scheduling interviews for 2019.  So nominate your favorites, big, small and all to be celebrated next year!
Nominations for The Funemployed

Morgan. (Rodney Choice/Choice Photography/www.choicephotography.com)

The Pause
So there were a few reasons for the pause but one of them was that I needed to decide what direction DCFunemployment was going.  I have had other awesome opportunities and needed to decide how to approach monetizing the site without placing that cost on female founders. So DCFunemployment is now looking for sponsors and partners to support the site and those we features continuing to grow and shine.  If you know someone that would be a good fit, please direct them to the link below.
Interested Sponsors & Partners

The Comeback
So what should you expect next? Well DCFunemployment is getting a facelift.  We’re going to freshen up a bit to come back bright and shiny in 2019.  You can also look forward to seeing great new interviews, updates from past features and Females to watch as we look at ladies on the rise.  2018 has been and incredible year and it is going to keep getting better so thank you for riding along with me!

Love you,
Morgan Fykes
Founder & Friend

PS.  If you want to know what else I have been up to, here’s a few things for you to check out:
*I am the city manager for The Passport Program – (Use code MORGANDC to get one for $10)
*I am the Director of Strategic Engagement for We The People DC which is an instagram account that showcases a different person’s view of DC each day.  (You can sign up to take a spin in the bio, but the wait is a bit long so be prepared.)
*I keep track of all the fun events and adventures around DC on As It Happens with an events calendar and weekly round ups of fun things to do around DC.
*I contribute to a few different sites to help raise mental health awareness.
*I’ve had the amazing opportunity to moderate some amazing panels and discussion and am excited to do more
*YOGA!! I’m doing a lot more yoga and looking do more teaching so if you know of any opportunities, let me know!

About Morgan of DCFunemployment

Welcome to DCFunemployment. My name is Morgan and I am a native Washingtonian. In this post Paris Hilton era, socialite has became a bit of a dirty word. However by definition, a socialite is a person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities and entertainment. Like it or not, that's me so these are the diaries of a reluctant socialite. Follow me here or on social media to see some of the best that DC has to offer.
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2 Responses to Being Funemployed in 2018

  1. Erin Marie Meadors says:

    Dope! Keep shining!

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