A season of change for me and Wit & Delight | wit and pleasure

When I started Wit & Delight at twenty-four, the world as we know it today looked very different. For some context, the iPhone had just been released, the economy was in a tailspin, Obama had just been elected president, and I was broke, insecure, and scared. As difficult as this time was, I was incredibly optimistic about the future and excited to share what was inside me with the world.

Wit & Delight was where I grew up. I wrote posts about what scared me, delighted me, inspired me, and made me feel at home. This website has supported me when I’ve broken down, gotten married, blown up my life, sent myself to therapy, dealt with mental health challenges, given birth, created product lines, and worked with the best brands and people one could hope for. .

a season of change

It’s hard to imagine the end of something that has ultimately been about creating things for a community of people who share a common thread: beauty and the joy of being alive. You are my people, and I have loved this time with you.

I have felt the subtle call to step away from publishing for some time. It terrifies me if I’m being honest. I’m not sure what I’ll do next. I’m realizing that it’s okay not to have it all figured out. So I’m taking a similar leap to the one I did when I published my first blog post, optimistically stepping into the unknown.

While I will continue to be featured on social media and share essay and project updates on House Call, I know I need to step away from Wit & Delight full time.

In short, you’ll still see me, just a little less often.

The team that built wit and delight

Since I’ve decided to stop publishing content full-time, it means the team that creates all the amazing content for Wit & Delight will also move on. I am devastated to lose the people who dedicated so much of their time, creativity, and passion to make this space what it is today.

Simply put, Wit & Delight wouldn’t be the same without the team that created it. We would not have been able to continue producing the amount of content we have at the quality we have committed to without this team. Period. My gratitude and appreciation for those who have believed in the brand, in me, and in the value of what we do cannot be fully expressed. While I will be stepping down from running this brand full-time, my team is ready to move on to big things.

If you’re looking for rockstar people who know editorial strategy, content creation, or project management, I’d love to connect you with my team members. They know this business better than anyone. I can’t wait to see them move on to much bigger and better things shortly.

Bridgette Dutkowski

Bridgette has been with me for eight years as our brand director. She does it all and makes it look easy (spoiler alert, she hasn’t been). There is not a project or problem that she could not solve, and I am lucky to have been able to work alongside her. I wouldn’t be here writing this post without her brilliant mind and her ability to create clear, actionable paths out of my creative chaos and often half-baked ideas. She knows influencer marketing inside out. You can connect with her via email at bkdutkowski@gmail.com or send her a message on LinkedIn.

Jackie Saffert

Jackie has been with me for the past four years as our Editorial Director. I am grateful for his steadfast guidance, insight, and detail-oriented approach to editing. Her editorial strategy and her gift for storytelling are embedded in everything we publish at Wit & Delight. I’m a better writer and storyteller working alongside her. Read more about Jackie’s experience and background on her website. You can connect with her via email at jackiejsaffert@gmail.com or send her a message on LinkedIn.

greta felipe

Greta has been managing our social media accounts for three years. She has her finger on the pulse of real-time changes on social media. She has been our Swiss Army knife for balancing the art of creativity and strategy in all of our social content. Not only has she been a sounding board for navigating a changing landscape, but she’s also as dependable as she gets. Greta hopes to find another position in the social media space working as a social media manager or social media strategist. She is available for remote work in both the US and Canada, or in-person work in Toronto, ON. You can connect with her via email at gretaaaphilip@gmail.com or send her a message on LinkedIn.

nancy lausch

Nancy has been my executive assistant for three years. She has been the glue that has held me together and an amazing coach. She has the intuitive sense of knowing what needs to be done before the rest of us do. Often it’s the things we don’t see that have the biggest impact, and I’ve been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to learn invaluable lessons from working with her. As Nancy leaves her position at W&D, her goal is to grow her life coaching business with additional individual clients, as well as team and small business coaching. She has previously consulted on interior design and styling and hopes to continue as a personal assistant in a contractor capacity. You can connect with her via email at blueskieslifecoach@gmail.com or send her a message on LinkedIn.

carolyn monk

Carolyn has been our designer for three years. While working for other brands and clients, she managed Wit & Delight’s graphic design needs, adding her own flair and creativity to our branded content, themed graphics, and social appearance. I can always rely on Carolyn to add value to our creative ideas. She is a fast learner and has adapted to any design challenge we have faced. You can connect with her via email at carolynmonke@gmail.com or send her a message on LinkedIn.

What’s next and where you can continue Follow me

We will continue to post regular content on Wit & Delight until the end of June. I’ll dig through the archives and highlight some of the articles that have been most meaningful to me, and you, the Wit & Delight community, over the past fourteen years.

We’ll be posting some sponsored posts that I’m happy to share, both in June and throughout the summer. I will also sporadically share design updates we do to our house. The website will remain active this summer and beyond. I may pop in from time to time to share additional updates.

I will continue to publish my newsletter, House Call, at the usual cadence. Follow here for essays and design project updates. I will also continue to appear on Instagram whenever I feel like it.

Wit & Delight product lines will continue to be sold through our current distributors. We will continue to share updates, new product deals, and collaborations on Wit & Delight and our social channels.

If you would like to connect with me in the future, my email will be the best place to contact me: kate@witanddelight.com.

Thank you for being with me during such a transformative time.

I’ll see you soon.

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