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Meet Georgia

Georgia Pemberton is a third-year student at Queen’s University studying Commerce. In September of 2018, Georgia founded her blog, Peach of Me where she is able to pursue a love of writing in the hopes of uplifting and inspiring others. Through perseverance she was able to grow her passion project into a side hustle. Keep reading to find out what Georgia had to say about Peach of Me!

The Big Idea

I put a lot of work into balance - work, school, health, fitness, you name it. I think I do a decent job of it, and I'm happy to share that. I'm very, very introspective, and it helps me to work through things by writing about it. More than that, though, Peach of Me is my creative outlet. At its core, it's somewhere I can express myself - any opportunities I get from it are just an additional benefit.

The Inspiration

I've always loved writing. In elementary school, my English classes were where I stood out. In high school, I wrote for the school newspaper. And at this point in my university career, I'm not able to take creative writing classes. I started writing for myself - whenever I had a thought or something I wanted to work through, I'd write about it. At some point, I figured I'd start sharing them - why not, right?

Biggest Challenge

When I launched Peach of Me, I actually got a decent amount of backlash from peers. A girl that I considered my best friend was incredibly harsh to me about it, and it was one of the main factors that ended our friendship. My mom was hard on me about it first - she wasn't happy that I was so open with sharing details about my life, and she said it made me seem "shallow". I disagree, though - I think there's no harm in being open, and I think that Peach of Me - at least where it is now - is pretty broad in terms of content. Is it all deep, thoughtful, and poignant? No, of course not. But a lot of it is. And I'm proud of it.

Future Growth

I'd love to grow my following, and when I have more time, I'd like to work on building my platform and partnering with brands. I'd also like to branch into video content, maybe - I spend a lot of time watching vlogs and YouTube videos, and I think the only thing that's holding me back is the fact that vloggers get so roasted. It's a huge profit opportunity, though. There's a lot of work to get off the ground with YouTube and I'm not sure that I'm in a place to take that on right now, but it's something I'm thinking about.

Call To Action

I'd love readers to take a look at my content - and I'd love feedback! I'm working on more consistent writing (I took kind of a hiatus over the summer) and I'm always open to ideas for new content. You can subscribe, too - enter your email on my site and you'll get updates about new posts. I also think it would be cool to feature some others' writing - if you're feeling particularly creative, let me know.

I'm really glad I finally just went for it. I talked about wanting to start a blog forever, and at some point, I was just kind of like, why not? I was surprised at how many opportunities it ended up giving me - I've worked with brands like FabFitFun, Pura Vida and Addison Bay Activewear. This summer I actually got a job offer from a financial management AI software firm called Cleo after I mentioned it in a post. I didn't take the job - it would have been a full-time remote position during the school year, which I don't think I could have managed. But it was still cool to see how something I started entirely for myself ended up giving me a couple profit opportunities. So, all that to say - if there's something you keep talking about doing, or thinking about doing, just do it.



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