20SB has been around for almost seven years, so we’ve seen our share of successes. This series highlights some of our earliest members. We wanted to check in to see where they are now and how 20SB helped get them there!
Name: Rachel Nolan
Website: Hello Gorgeous Photography
When did you join 20SB?
before there were 100 of us.
What do you do? (In life, job, career, the shower?)
i’m a wedding photographer by day and a mom by night and in the shower i belt out show tunes with shame nowhere in sight.
How did blogging and/or social media get you there?
the 20sb community, when it started, was such a small close knit community. we flew across the country just to hang out, to road trip to have a beer. the people that i met through my (now defunct) blog gave me the confidence, encouragement and the support to chase my dreams.
If you’ve aged out of 20SB, or are not active anymore, what do you miss most?
See above. Most of us original bloggers are married, have kids, significant others and are doing BIG things and the blogs sort of fell by the wayside. i miss getting to check in with my favorite girls on the regular… thank god most of you have instagram. <3
What’s one secret you wish someone would’ve told you in your 20s that you had to find out the hard way?
there is no RIGHT way. There is no right way to live, to love, to be you. Everyone follows their own path, so stop comparing yourself to others.
What is advice you’d like to give other bloggers?
Be genuine, ask questions of others, engage. Reach out. So many amazing friendships were formed because someone sent an email first.