Elementary-school Bailey thought she’d be a dancer.
High-school Bailey thought she’d be an elementary school teacher.
College Bailey considered Environmental Law.
In 2014, I graduated from the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Studies. This is an awesome program, but a lot of people go on to get more education and become City Planners, Forestry Operations, or something a little more science-like. I wasn’t ready for that. I just wanted babies.
Babies is what I had.
During baby time, I started a blog to share my journey in motherhood. Blogging introduced me to new communities and people. I learnt about how to optimize a website, manage a Facebook account, and tackle Instagram. Through my blogs I grew passionate about curating content for digital communities and how that can create better, stronger, local spaces for people to exist.
My pride and joy is my latest project – The Cloth Diaper Podcast – a website, Instagram, future book, and podcast dedicated to Cloth Diapering. This is a space where I invite people in to tell their stories and find friendship in the loneliness of motherhood. The Cloth Diaper Podcast is my hobby, my passion, and this amazing side project that teaches me about community building, social strategy, and content creation. The Podcast was an opportunity to learn about YouTube, Video editing, IGTV, Graphics, Pinterest-strategy, and niche’d Instagram growth.
Babies are awesome, but I miss having a purpose beyond motherhood. In 2017, I started at Ryerson University to complete a Certification in Public Relations and I am set to complete in 2020. This was a choice to help expand my skills in Communication and be more marketable asset. I don’t really want to do the big world PR, I’d rather just support small businesses and brands in finding the strategy answers they need to be successful online.