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It is with a heavy heart I make this announcement.

The day has come that I’m calling a halt on The Workher.

I’ve loved this journey of helping other young woman in the workplace. I remember when I started out on the bottom rung of the career ladder, how overwhelming it all was. I had so many questions. There were many moments of self-doubt and anxiety.

I started this platform as a way to bring women together and offer truly helpful and meaningful career advice. Then followed the growth. I never thought The Workher would get this big and open up so many opportunities.

However, it’s now gotten to point where I must admit, I can’t juggle it all.

Being able to spread the word and share advice to others has been truly rewarding. Whether someone emailed me to say they’d taken a new job after feeling empowered to change from reading one our articles, or Instagrammed me after they’d used one of our CV templates, I have always loved hearing from our readers and helping others.

But I now have to follow some of my own advice and not over commit. Lately I’ve had that feeling of being way over capacity. I’ve simply had too much going on. Plus, family always comes first, right? So it’s time for me to live by this – even more than usual.

Lately, I haven’t been able to give The Workher the 110% it deserves. And I’m not one to do things half-heartedly. I’d love to keep growing this beautiful blog but I need to make the call, it’s time to put the keyboard down.

So, at risk of sounding like a boy-band, The Workher will now be going on hiatus. Long-term.

Some of the highlights from this wild ride would have to be the events I started running last year and the people I got to meet, from young women starting out on their careers to high profile CEOs and fashion designers. I count my lucky stars I got to do all of this.

But I’m of course not one to finish things without providing some parting advice.

You’ll probably guess what I’m going to say, but Workhers, you need to back yourselves.

Know your worth and push for what you believe in. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. Negotiate. Get yourself the salary you deserve. And then save. Save as much money as you can. Chase your dreams, do what makes you happy and as cliche as it sounds, life is short. Live it to the full.

I’ll keep The Workher site live so it can still be accessed for job tips and career advice, plus our free resources and templates. (And hey you know me by now, I like to keep my options open, so yes, I may come back to this blogging thing one day!)

Thank you so much for joining me on this adventure. I’m sad to close this chapter for now but I wish you all the very best on your careers xx

Laura is the Founder & Editor of The Workher. She is an award winning Public Relations professional, who loves blogging about surviving and thriving in the workplace as a young woman.

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