SelfMade Speed Round - Tami Conway

If the Blonde Ambition Tour were a real thing in Chicago, Tami would be leading the way. Funny story how we met. We were set up on a blind friend date by another mutual friend and no one was there but Tami. I did not know what she looked like or who she was but there was a blonde sitting at the bar. I just had a feeling. I walked up to her, stuck out my hand and said, "Hi, I’m Johanna.” When she turned to look, it was immediate warmth and we just started talking…like we had known each other for eons.

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Feed Your Brain And Learn To Let Go Of The Guilt.

I’ve spent many many years of my life feeling guilty for taking time off. 2019 is not exempt but I am a work in progress. Rewinding the clock, it’s safe to say that for the last 20 years of my career, I’ve felt bad asking for time off and even worse when I returned. Now, as a co-founder of a bustling social media agency, I still feel guilty which is weird because it’s my company! Is there something off with my mental health, the American way or do we just have it all wrong?

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International Flight Necessities: Jo's version

I had to think long and hard about what to pack for this trip. And by this trip I am referring to London and Paris. This wasn’t going to be a Fashion Week trip although I did want to maintain some level of style. This was a family trip with much warmer temps than our Chicago. With that said, it’s been awhile since I’ve had to travel international which begs the question…what are my carry-on travel essentials?

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A post on why I don't wear florals.

When people talk about Spring. I shrug. I dunno. Florals + me = no bueno. I’ve never been into ultra fem looks. I mean, I get it…they look lovely on many women, my friends even! Just not on me. I guess I consider myself more of a boot stomper. A ripped denim wearer. No frills. You get what you get.

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