Thoughts By Natalie

a darling endeavor.

Today is my last day as the Director of Marketing for Wonderfully Made.

I’ve served in that role since July 2011, and it’s truly been the biggest learning experience of my professional life. I’ve had so many opportunities to be stretched in ways I didn’t know I was capable: designing websites, developing graphic design skills, learning what works and what doesn’t work in social media, and so much more. It’s an experience I’ll always be thankful for, and one that has truly helped shape the kind of woman I am and am becoming—spiritually, relationally and professionally.

Over the past several months I’ve had the opportunity to help with Darling Magazine in more ways than I ever imagined. Though I’ve been contributing my writing since November, a few months ago Sarah (Darling’s founder and editor-in-chief) asked me to take over the online version so she could focus on print.

I agreed to help out, thinking it would really be the same as managing the blog for Wonderfully Made. In a way it was, but it was also so much more involved. I found myself balancing what essentially became two part-time jobs, feeling like I wasn’t able to give my best quality work to either. It came time to make a choice, and after a lot of prayer, I decided that I wanted to be fully on board with Darling Magazine.

Thus, from here on out I’ll be a fully devoted Managing Editor for Darling Magazine, focusing on making our online version the best it can be, and also writing and editing as needed for our print version. I do hope you’ll support me in this endeavor by reading Darling (if you don’t already!). If my blog is any inspiration to you, the magazine will be that much more!

P.S. If you’re interested in contributing or editing (or have a friend who is!), you can email me at If I was your contact for Wonderfully Made and you are at a loss of who to be in touch with in the future, you can direct your emails to

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  • Adele
    September 1, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Congratulations! Sounds like the perfect place for you. So looking forward to reading more of your pieces in Darling. xo