Category Archives: Opportunities

My place in the fight for equality

24th January 2017

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As my mind continues to race and reflect over the events of the past few days, I have one last thing I would like to say.

As a white woman born into privilege, who grew up in an affluent neighborhood never wanting for anything, with parents who encouraged and supported me to pursue my dreams, I understand why some people may look at me and say, “How do you have anything to complain about?”

And the truth is, I don’t. Everything I have achieved in life is because I was blessed with the circumstances and support that allowed me to be where I am today.

However, just because I may not experience the hardships many other women and marginalized groups deal with does not mean I can idly sit by and not help them in their fight. How utterly selfish would that be of me to discredit the real issues so many people in our country face just because I was lucky enough to be born into the circumstances that I was?

I may sound like a broken record, but until those of us with privilege are willing to lift up those that do not, we are going to continue to fight these same battles instead of making progress and moving this country forward.

Pursuing your passion

27th June 2016

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In conversations with college students along with those still in high school, the same topic always comes up when discussing their future career paths.

It’s the myth that, in order to obtain a certain job, you need a particular degree.

While this still holds true for specialized occupations like accountants and nurses, more than ever employers care more about a potential employee’s intellect and capability to learn and adapt than the degree name on their diploma.

I’ve had countless talks with girls who feel like in order to get a job after college, they need to study something that they may not be truly passionate about.

However as I can say with experience (having parlayed my political science degree into a successfully career in marketing) as long as you are driven and willing to work hard, people will give you a chance to pursue something outside your field of study.

As Ashley Stahl put it in her Forbes article on Six Reasons Why Your College Major Doesn’t Matter, “by and large, your college major is unlikely to have any bearing on your career success.”

Part of the reason I’ve gotten involved with non-profits like Girls Inc. is to help debunk some of the myths young adults fall prey to when making decisions about their future. I want all girls to have a wider scope and understanding of the different jobs that are out there so they don’t have to study something they aren’t truly passionate about just because it has “job security”.

With our rapidly changing economy, they are so many different and exciting career options to pursue. And frankly, sometimes it pays to be the candidate that stands out among the crowd.

So if philosophy really is your thing but everyone keeps telling you you won’t be able to get a job, tell them to talk to me! Don’t give up on what drives you to study harder.

In 2015, I’m Resolving to be Content

2nd January 2015

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Every New Year it is almost expected that you make some sort of resolution. And while I don’t normally feel the need to do so, this year I thought it was time to make one.

If you have followed any of my life events over the past year, you are probably wondering how I could not be content right.

And that is exactly the problem. From my professional growth to getting engaged to seeing so many of my sweet friends, this past year was surely one of my best.

But yet, despite all of this happiness and joy, I still found myself at moments wanting more.

A job that lets me travel around the world. A city where I once lived. A group of friends like the ones I have scattered across the country.

I think too often I get caught up in the next chapter or where I wish I was and forget to be in the moment and be grateful for the things I do have.

An amazing job and coworkers who help me thrive. A wonderful new community and family in Indianapolis. And a man who brings so much love into my life.

So with the mindset to look at my life through this lense, my goal in 2015 is to cherish every moment.

We are just 71 days away from getting married (ahhh!!) and I want to make sure to enjoy these final moments as an engaged couple and also enjoy these final moments as a “single” lady.

What have you resolved to do in 2015? Please let me know! I would love to follow along with your journey.

Goodbye NYC! Hello Indiana?

15th September 2013

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I’ve always loved this quote. You want to know why? Because it is so blatantly true.
When I moved back to New York City a little over a year ago I had no intentions of leaving anytime soon.

But thanks to a few pleasant surprises that have come my way, all of this is about to change.
At the end of this week I am leaving behind my amazing team at Fox News Latino and all of my beloved New Yorkers to embark on a new in adventure.

Come October 1st, I’ll be joining a small digital marketing firm in the Indianapolis area that will allow me to pursue my love for social media and the digital landscape.

While some of you may be scratching your heads as to why a city lover like me would pack her bags for the Midwest, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear how living in this great metropolis has changed my life perspective.

I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to fulfill many of my life long dreams in a very short time period which in turn has given me the opportunity to take a step back and reevaluate what it is I really want in life.

As much as I love the hustle and bustle of New York, lately I’ve found it more and more d
difficult to find that healthy work, life balance so many of us crave.

Even though I know this is a challenge I will encounter throughout my career, now feels like the right time to transition into this next phase of my life.

So while it pains to me leave behind what I consider to be the greatest city on earth, I am excited to embrace life in Indiana- corn fields and all!
xoxo,
Kacy

A Love Letter to New York

3rd May 2012

Goodbyes are never easy…especially when you are unsure of what the future holds.

Close to four months ago, I picked up my enter life to move to what many consider to be the epicenter of the world. And while I had no idea at the time, this single decision has morphed into an array of life changing opportunities.

For those of you that know me, even though I have called Arizona my home for my entire life, you are well aware that I have dreamed of living in New York City ever since my first visit 11 years ago. And while some may have doubted if I could actually do it, I am always one to follow through with my extravagant life plans.

Rarely have my own plans for my life fallen so perfectly into place as they have in this crazy concrete jungle. And while the city itself has so much to do with all the things I have experienced in these short few months, it is the city’s people that have made all the difference.

Being the cheese ball that I am, NYC really is what all those songs say it is. While it can eat your soul alive and leave you forgetting why you wanted to live here in the first place, it truly is the place “where dreams are made of.”

As I transition back to suburbia for the next few months (since I will luckily get to call the city my permanent home in the very near future) all I can think about is how much my life has been shaped by the people, places, and things I have experienced here.

So here is to this city! To every crowded subway ride and every Brooklyn hipster, to every struggling artist and every street performer…don’t give up! For as the wisest New Yorker of them all Frank Sinatra once said, “If I can make it here, I’ll make it anywhere.”

xoxo,
Kacy