2019

Wow, life’s been crazy since the last time I wrote here (over two months ago!) And there’s lots of changes happening in my life, too.

Changes to this online space

You’ve probably already noticed the major change in this online space, it looks way different than it did a couple of weeks ago! That’s because I’m shifting my focus and taking a step back from blogging, ads, paid and sponsored posts. Instead, this site will now primarily be my digital portfolio with a side of “personal” posts here and there (aka this blog). Since moving here to Oregon, I’ve really lost my spark for blogging and I’ve instead found new passions offline, which is a breath of fresh air.

I started a new job

A few days ago I joined the Bowtech team as their Marketing Programs Coordinator, and I’m pumped! I’ll basically be in charge of the marketing programs and events, manage their celebrities/ambassadors, and run their social media. I also get to attend their events (one of which I’m heading to in a couple of days!). I’ve been a huge fan of this brand for over a decade, their American-made, and they support everything I believe in — I’m so proud to be working my dream job for an incredible company!

I bought my first car

If you know me, you know how hard it is for me to spend money. I’m so cheap and I love saving my money that I work so hard for. But, since I know this is my home now, I knew it was time for me to buy my own car. After doing tons of research on things like safety, handling, cargo space and fuel efficiency, I landed on a Volkswagen Tiguan and I love it!

Celebrated my first holidays here in Oregon

Moving to Oregon just in time for the holidays wasn’t planned, but it was perfect! I got to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas in my new home here in Oregon and it was different, but I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. I was with family, and it was great! We didn’t get snow on Christmas, but it’s been a pretty mild winter which I think is a blessing in disguise (I don’t think I’m ready for freezing weather quite yet!)

Rang in the New Year in San Francisco!

For the New Year, my boyfriend and his parents and I road tripped down to San Francisco to watch the Ducks Bowl Game (we won, of course). Then we rang in the New Year together and drove across the Golden Gate Bridge the next morning. It was by far the best New Year’s I’ve had yet!

Fell in love

Since being back here in Oregon and spending more and more time with Dave and his family, I’ve fallen more in love. We’ve known each other for 8 years, but only reconnected in the last 6 months. He’s the type of person who makes you want to be a better person and reminds me how important it is to live life in the moment and have fun — and I’m so thankful for that. He’s everything I needed, and I didn’t know it. He makes me laugh until I hurt, and he’s made me the happiest I’ve ever been. And in being with him, I’ve learned what a loving, trustworthy, honest and healthy relationship is supposed to be. We’re 8 years in the making, and I’m excited and hopeful to see where God leads us in this new year!

2019

5 thoughts on “2019

  1. Heya Jasmine,
    Glad that I found your Blog, it touches base on such myriad topics and honestly, I love it. Just need a little advice from you though. I am an Apprenticeship Tutor in London and Blogging and being a social media influencer are my hobbies. However, I have started to take this more seriously and would not mind even working in the digital marketing sector. What advice/tips would you give me about boosting my blog traffic? Is there any specific course I need to do on Digital Marketing or could you just learn on the job itself? Also with regards to being an influencer, I am already working as an influencer for some beauty products, but how would I get more traffic for my Instagram posts? Any help regarding this would be really appreciated 🙂

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    1. Hey! I actually taught myself a lot of what I know about digital marketing from working in the field – so you can definitely learn everything you need to from working! However, there’s tons of online classes that could be helpful too.

      As for increasing blog traffic and social media traffic/followers, check out these posts:

      https://jasminekeclipse.com/2018/05/21/ultimate-blogging-resource-stay-organized-gain-followers-make-money-online/

      https://jasminekeclipse.com/2017/12/05/10-blog-topics-that-generate-tons-of-traffic-and-how-to-promote-them/

      https://jasminekeclipse.com/2018/06/13/ultimate-social-media-resource-build-a-community-increase-traffic-and-gain-followers/

      🙂

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