Trends come and go, but some things can be made timeless.
Meg’s right, ring finger is occupied by a star sapphire ring. You don’t see a lot of star sapphires. Their beauty was more well-known in the previous century. Meg’s grandmother passed the ring down to Meg’s mother, and when Meg graduated from undergrad, it was passed down to her.
Meg also wears a blue and brown necklace that is beautiful and unusual in the best way. She restrung the vintage beads from necklaces her grandfather bought her grandmother many years ago, giving them new life.
Meg is a creator. She loves seeing things come to life and it’s evident in everything she does, even in her jewelry.
The bright lights is enticing
A Pittsburgh native, Meg didn’t plan to move to Charlotte. Maybe Chicago, maybe Philadelphia, but Charlotte wasn’t on her radar until her sister attended Davidson.
Meg’s first job here was teaching 12th grade World Literature and English 9 at Cannon School in Concord. She was also in charge of the yearbook where she split the class into two sections—one creative and one business. That way, the creative half could focus on page layouts, content, etc., while the business half focused on ad placement.
But teaching became monotonous. It was the same subjects, the same books, the same lessons every year. The only thing that changed was the students. So after three years she left her podium to work for Lululemon.
Then she did something scary—she worked a full-time job while getting her MBA from Wake Forest University.
“What English major goes to business school?” she laughs.
Meg Seitz. That’s who.
You been hustling since your inception
“As a little kid I wrote books and stories and poems,” Meg says. “I’ve always been an observer and a writer. I always wanted to write a book.”
Meg published a children’s book series with a friend from Wake called “Bea Is for Business,” that focuses on a kid entrepreneur.
While fictional character, Bea, was following her dreams, Meg was still doing work she didn’t enjoy.
So in February 2015 she decided to leave her full-time gig to pursue what she really loved—a combination of creative writing and strategic business planning—something outside the rungs of the corporate ladder.
“I became Bea in my own crazy way,” Meg says. “I really liked building something from nothing, so I thought why can’t I do that for myself?”
Meg’s moment of clarity led to life changes.
She stopped reading self-help and professional development books and switched them out for more creative options.
“I’m a ferocious reader,” Meg says. “I usually read fiction in the morning—the first thing in my brain has to be fiction.”
Ball so hard
Meg’s energy is contagious. She gets stuff done in her many pairs of bright pants.
As an original Hygge member, she’s been here since last November. When she left her full-time job to go out on her own, she had three or four clients on board.
“It started with, ‘How do we improve your social media or blogs?'” she says. “The more I grew, the more it became ‘What’s your long-term strategy and how do we create writing and content that’s going to support your vision?'”
Now, she balances 12-15 clients. On top of that, she teaches a class called Career Connections every Thursday at Queens University. Basically, she’s a rock star.
“The last couple years have been full on business mode,” she says. “I’m not the best person at balance.”
While she may not be the best at balancing her personal life with her work life, she is good at balancing her undergraduate and graduate degrees.
“Every day is a conversation between my English major and my MBA,” she laughs.
And if you couldn’t tell, Meg really likes Jay-Z.