Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Writer Wednesday - Franziska of Franish

Franziska is a mid-twenties second year medical student documenting her way through the journey of becoming a physician. She started blogging about her outfits at Franish when she was working for a pharmaceutical development company where she was required to wear flat, closed toed shoes and pants, as well as a lab coat. Now that she's traded in her lab coat for a white coat, she has a whole new set of clothing rules. I love that the clothes she features look like they would fit me - my personality, my body, and my budget. It can be hard to find a blog that does all three, but Franish is one of the proud few! 

Who are you? My name is Franziska. I'm a second year medical student, owner of two little rascals, and a chronic sale shopper.

Where can you be found online? Do you have a blog or other online receptacle for your work? If so, how would you describe it to a stranger you've just met while on vacation? Remember, you're in a hot tub with them on a clear cold night, stars twinkling above you. They want all the details. If not, tell the hot-tub-stranger about your writing in such a way that makes them urge you to get an online receptacle for it. I write the blog Franish, which I started about two and a half years ago. I initially started it just to document some of my outfits that I wore to work. It has since morphed into a place where I share what I wear to school (our school has a dress code), how I budget my money, and what is going on in school.

What inspired you to start writing/blogging? When did it happen? I was reading a ton of blogs at the time, and after reading some blogs from the beginning and seeing their own style transformations, I thought starting a blog would be a great way to do the same for myself. I just took a picture with my macbook one day in the bathroom, and it has spiraled from there!

Why do you write? I started writing my blog because I was bored (that's truly the reason). I was working at a job that didn't fulfill me, all of my friends had moved away after we graduated from college, and my boyfriend at the time was in medical school and rarely home. My life has changed drastically since then, so now I write because it lets me connect with people - my mom reads my blog every day, as do my friends from all stages of my life. There are women I've been "friends" with through blogging from the beginning, and so I like to stay caught up with them. Style or fashion blogging may seem frivolous, but there's so much to learn through what people are wearing and what they are doing while wearing those clothes.

Your writing inspires me. Who inspires you? My parents - my mom is the sharpest woman around, with a style I could only dream about having. My dad is the hardest worker, and never a complainer.

In keeping with the admittedly loose travel theme of Not Intent On Arriving, if you could have an all-expenses paid trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? Fiji!

What is your favorite place on earth? Camp Randall - I was in the UW Marching Band for 5 years, and that place holds so many great memories.

Anything else you'd like us to know? Thank you so much for having me!

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