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Lifestyle Blogger E.M. Ricchini Is Never Afraid to Stand Out

By , October 12, 2016

Name: E.M. Ricchini
Occupation: Lifestyle Blogger
Company: Lark & Lace
Connect: www.larkandlace.com

In a world of bloggers who work hard to stay on trend, E.M. Ricchini is someone who creates trends. She possesses a distinctive photography style and an impeccable editorial eye that sets her apart from others of her generation.

She’s truly a woman of many talents – photographer, marketer, fashion guru, and reporter, to name just a few. We had the pleasure of interviewing this budding maven on lessons she’s learned and what it’s like to carve your own path.

LAUREN: You’ve always been an independent thinker. How did this impact you in the work world?

E.M.: [I’ve realized] that school is not for me. As much as I would love to be an academic, it just didn’t work out that way. I’ve always been able to function in a challenging environment because I think through problems in a way that a lot of people wouldn’t. I just try to see things from different angles and a different perspective.

L: You’ve been blogging for a long time. What is the biggest lesson you have learned from your years of experience?

E: Something that I’ve learned through the years—that a lot of people don’t find out until much later on—is to only write about what you love. People will be able to see through it if you’re just throwing out a filler. Have fun with it, even if that means only posting twice a week.

L: In which area have you seen the most personal growth over the past few years?

E: I have a mental illness, and blogging and being open about it [has] been very healing for me. I’ve been learning to not try to hide it, because it’s a part of me. I try to be a mentor to people who may still be trying to figure out something that I’ve been living with for a long time.

L: If you could narrow it down to one thing, what makes you stand out from the crowd?

E: I try to be really intentional about the way I do things. Intentionality is really important to me. I think it’s important to not just do things for the sake of doing them, but to know what you want to get out of what you’re doing.

L: What advice would you give someone else who likes to think outside of the box?

E: It can be really frustrating because you feel like an outsider, and people aren’t going to understand you. But I realized that you don’t have to be understood to do what you want to do. It might take a little longer for your idea to catch on, but a lot of history’s greatest minds were independent thinkers. You just can’t give up.

Photography

Danielle Conyers

 

Lauren is the Marketing Coordinator at Conlin's Digital Print & Copy Center. She is the editor of Conlin’s Press, and she manages all marketing and advertising efforts, including radio advertisments, direct mail, email blasts, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In her free time she enjoys blogging, interior design, and photography.

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