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  • Writer's pictureKayla Brock

Top 3 Accomplishments of the Year

I believe everyone should toot their own horn...beep-beep! I think people are afraid to share their accomplishments because they don't want to come across as arrogant and other people are so quick to humble you. Celebrating your wins is so important. It's a reminder of how far you've come and you've earned every right to pat yourself on the back for all your hard work. I also want to make it clear that life is hard and some days just being able to clean my house or put on an outfit rather than stay in my pajamas is an accomplishment in itself, but here are three accomplishments that came out of this year that I'm proud of.

1. My photography was published in SF Chronicle

My photography work was published in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. A few months before this happened, I helped an author with some images that she needed covering black people in the cannabis industry. With her book, she was able to pitch the story to SF Chronicle and it ran in the Sunday paper. My images were on two pages with one of them being a bigger image spread! You can see the digital images from another company here.

2. My name was added to the staff page in the Condé Nast Traveler print edition

If you didn't already know, I recently started a new job as an Associate Social Media Manager for Conde Nast Traveler. I've been loving it and in our December issue my name was finally added to the print and digital pages, so now whenever someone buys a magazine you'll be able to find my name among my other talented colleagues. You can find the magazine on newsstands and of course, at the airport!

3. I worked for my first out of state brand

At the beginning of the year, I got asked to provide images for a project to document the history behind the passage of a couple of housing reforms. The story would be on their website and also on the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy website. This was my first time working with a company that was out of Oregon. It was a hefty project as I had to coordinate with 12 individuals around Portland for their portraits, but it was nice to meet so many new people, many who had worked with prominent figures. If you'd like to read the story as well as see the images click here.

Next up on the 2021 countdown is the top 2 hotels that I stayed at this year! If you haven't read my article highlighting my top 5 experiences of 2021 you can do so here. You can also read my top 4 restaurants choices of 2021.

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