I had the great fortune of learning and working for a female business powerhouse while with Stimuli Magazine, now Fraser Valley Magazine. I learned the importance of firm deadlines, growing an online audience, scheduling and overseeing a staff of writers, and helping to maintain a high standard of copywriting. I was able to expand my writing skills as I wrote for a targeted audience on a weekly basis in a variety of lifestyle topics. I added to my graphic design and photo editing skills as there was an overall aesthetic to uphold when publishing all the content on the magazine’s website. Being able to connect with our local Fraser Valley audience was an unexpected perk and was the inspiring spark to keep me grounded and involved with small businesses in the Lower Mainland.