About Full-Time Friends

Sometimes, if you’re really lucky, your full-time job comes equipped with full-time friends.

Co-workers by chance, but friends by choice. That is where our story begins and it doesn’t stop there, we felt inspired to do and be so much more.

Needing a creative outlet and a source to break up the monotony that work life can bring, a group of us set out to design, not just a blog, but an ultimate resource for young professional women. We are here to make you laugh, make you think, inspire you to go after what you want, share lessons we learned the hard way and provide you the tools to be the best version of yourself. Since our start, we have added nearly a dozen new contributors we are so happy to call them full-time friends. Want to join?

FTF is just like you and we know how hard it can be. We too look around the room for a more ‘adulty’ adult only to realize that ‘it’s all up to you girl’, we too can barely keep our succulents alive, we too laugh at our bank account while calculating how to survive off $30 until the next paycheck, and yes, we too still Google “what does Roth 401K even mean?”.

Our purpose is to be unapologetically real. Real women, real stories, real advice. If you’re looking for filters, fantasy vacations and false perceptions – we can tell you now this isn’t the place for you. If you’re interested in the lives of six professional millennial women who each encompass a unique view on the daily realities of the workplace, then grab a cup of coffee or tea (we don’t discriminate) and join us!

Kinsey S.

Kinsey S.

I’m Kinsey, the creative! I am a digital designer who enjoys both the aesthetics and the data. I have a strong passion and ridiculous commitment to trying new strategies and ideas. I love staying busy and if I’m not behind a screen, I’m probably roaming Target with an iced passion tea or 4 seasons deep in a Netflix binge with my cat. My life goal is to be 100% remote and design from all over the world with the love of my life by my side. Read Kinsey's Blogs

Donna B.

Donna B.

I’m Donna and I specialize in public relations. Although my bachelor’s degree is in business marketing, I found myself pursuing PR and love it. Outside of work, I enjoy visiting new places whenever I can – the beach, the mountains, small towns or big cities. Finding ways to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle has become a recent passion of mine, although sometimes pizza prevails. I love to spend time with my dog, fiancé, family and friends, preferably with a good Cabernet in my hand. Read Donna's Blogs

Alexis N.

Alexis N.

I’m Alexis and I'm fluent in English and memes. When I'm not on the 9-5 grind as an account coordinator I usually think about working out, but end up at the nearest happy hour instead. I graduated with a degree in strategic communications and am always looking for ways to improve as a newly professional #millennial. Once I settle down, my goal is to establish a career that is flexible so I can double as foster mom for my local animal shelter. Until then, I'll be taking weekend trips and going the extra mile for a good Insta. Read Alexis' Blogs

Farha S.

Farha S.

I’m Farha, pronounced far-uh, but you can call me Farha-out as many do. I am a public relations and digital specialist who used to work in the heart of Hollywood. I am the epitome of being extra. I love a good Moscow mule, local fashion shows and anything Rick and Morty. You can most likely find me at the nearest music event or rooftop pool. I believe anything can be accomplished with the right lipstick and a coffee in hand. Read Farha's Blogs

Emily D.

Emily D.

I’m Emily D., and I work as a digital strategist with a research and analytics love affair. As the self-proclaimed super nerd of FTF, I enjoy playing video games (Pokémon is still my favorite), consuming all things matcha, and binging reality competition shows. I also have a Passion for Fashion™ spending far too much time and money updating my wardrobe and stalking my favorite fashion bloggers on social media. My biggest career goal is to someday create the digital strategy for an award winning, industry acclaimed ad campaign. Read Emily's Blogs

Emily G.

Emily G.

I'm Emily G$ - the dollar sign is silent. I'm a public relations specialist at a global firm by day and by night you can find me on a Dallas rooftop patio sipping Sauvignon Blanc. Writing, reading, home decor and Game of Thrones are a few things I'm particularly passionate about. I've caught the travel bug and I'm a big fan of the in-betweens, the time it takes to get somewhere. I also believe that Sundays, old bookstores, iced lattes and bad jokes can cure just about anything! Read Emily's Blogs

Alexis R.

Alexis R.

I'm Alexis Ramirez, CPA and dog mom. I’m a Texas gal at heart relocated to Tennessee to support my army husband. I'm the girl who understands you need a good budget and plan, but understands that you sometimes just need that new outfit and Taylor Swift concert tickets. I live on sweet tea, Drybar blow-outs, and good times with friends. You can find me usually at brunch or at my local winery sipping on Cabernet. I have learned to embrace the changes in life and take things as they come thanks to this army lifestyle. My goal is to work as an accounting consultant and handle my own schedule and clients.

Amy R.

Amy R.

Amy Ridings is the director of communications at Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, a Dallas-based nonprofit created to give women in abusive situations a way out. She found her passion and home in the nonprofit world nearly a year ago and can’t imagine ever turning back. When she’s not frantically wedding planning, she’s cooking up a new recipe with her fiancé, watching live music with her friends, or snuggled up reading a good book with her cats.

Christina S.

Christina S.

Hey there, I’m Christina! A 22 year old gal with a passion for learning and creating new things everyday. I graduated with a degree in Biology, and I currently work at a Pediatric Hematology Oncology office (what can I say, I love science and kiddos.) However, my ultimate goal is to one day open up my own business, involving something that can contribute to the well-being of this home we call Earth. Some of my favorite activities include cuddling my golden pup Bella, park-hopping at Disney World, consuming unnecessary amounts of coffee, occasionally running, and driving aimlessly around town.

Imogen M.

Imogen M.

Imogen is a recruiter turned Career Advice Blogger looking to support job seekers back into employment and to find their dream job. She's ready to get you hired. Follow her successful blog at im-hired.com!

Amber D.

Amber D.

Hello, readers! My name is Amber Drake. I have a doctorate-level education and serve as the CEO of Canine Companions Co. When I'm not busy with the “CEO life”, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two boys (ages six and two), hiking and just being outdoors.

Abby S.

Abby S.

Hi, I'm Abby! I'm a 24-year-old Kansas City native who took my talents to Dallas two years ago. I strive to balance a full-time job, adventurous spirit and healthy lifestyle while maintaining self-care and improving my self-love.

Mackenzie J.

Mackenzie J.

Mackenzie Jo is the creator at Mackenzie Jo Blog. She talks all things beauty, fashion, food, and lifestyle. She is an Arkansan at heart, wife to her best friend, and mom to her crazy pup, Bentley. Life never seems to slow down, but as a woman working in the corporate world, she likes to provide helpful tips when it comes to fashion, food and beauty to other powerful boss babes.

 

 

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