Spring is here, which means…

The snow is melting, it’s (kind of) warming up, and my two-and-a-half months of unemployment are officially at an end.

I’ve accepted a position as content marketing manager at Death Wish Coffee company, located less than ten minutes away from my house. In addition to downing as much coffee as humanly possible, I’ll be updating and executing their marketing strategy for blog posts, videos, and social media across all of their platforms (so give us a follow, like us on Facebook, and take a look at our blog).

I’m extremely honored to join such an amazing team and company. Death Wish Coffee is a name I’ve constantly heard since I moved here about two years ago. Their coffee really is to die for — and their coffee vodka is perfect to mix with Bailey’s, btw.

Since February, I’ve gone on a number of interviews, freelanced as much as possible, picked up some babysitting, and more to make ends meet (and to keep me from going absolutely insane). Thanks for everyone who supported me when I was down, trusted me with their freelance projects, and helped me through it all. I’m excited to stay in upstate New York and to start this new journey!


Chances are you’re reading this because I know you, you’re looking for a freelancer (please), or you’re realizing there are a lot of people named Shannon Sweeney and you’re looking for the right one (+1 for originality, my Irish mom and dad).

Whatever the reason, welcome! I want to make this site more than an online portfolio and a way to contact me. On this blog, I’ll share my thoughts on whatever’s going on in my life—projects I’m working on, the books I read, the people I meet, the places I go, what my three-year-old sister is up to, etc.

Here’s the rundown right now: I’ve been living in upstate New York for almost two years, and I’m recently unemployed (hence the reason for creating this website in the first place). I live at home with my dad and stepmom, my three sisters, our three dogs, two birds, five goldfish, and two bettas. My mom, brother, and puggle live in Pittsburgh, where I’m originally from and miss dearly.

This is the first time eight years that I haven’t had a job or known what was next, which is both terrifying and exciting at the same time. I’m lucky to have a strong support system of my family, friends, and coworkers who are in the same boat (and who are the most talent, brilliant people I’ve ever met.) You’ll learn more about each of these people as I develop this blog—hang tight!