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February Fabulous Female: Lynn Hazan

February Fabulous Female: Lynn Hazan

This month’s Fabulous Female is Lynn Hazan!

Lynn is the founder of ChicpeaJC, a blog focusing on everything related to Jersey City. She’s also the owner of Content Creators JC, a full service social media marketing company that manages over 20 accounts in and around Jersey City. On top of this, Lynn is a single mom to an adorable 5-year-old, who keeps her just as busy as her businesses.

Lynn started her career, like most of us, in corporate America. Around 2014 she had been promoted to Director of Training at Cisco Partner, in NYC. From the outside, her life seemed ideal; the perfect life with the perfect man and perfect job. Despite this, Lynn felt unhappy and unfulfilled. She felt robotic, waking up every day and doing the same thing over and over.  Even after accolades from her boss, and shares in the company, she still felt hopeless. She asked herself “Is this it?”. While everyone saw her as a success, Lynn knew she had much more to accomplish.

Months before, Lynn had started posting OOTD’s (Outfit of the Day) on social media. For her it was a creative outlet that showcased her love of fashion.  While shopping one day, she started chatting with a men’s influencer.  He planted the idea in her head about starting her own blog and writing about her outfits. Shortly thereafter, ChicpeaJC was born.  Writing the blog brought so much joy to Lynn’s life that a few months later, she made the boldest move. She walked into her boss’ office and gave notice.
Loving her life in Jersey City makes it  for Lynn to write about all that there is to do, see, and eat in the eclectic pulse of the northeast. Part of the appeal of writing her blog, is that Lynn loves giving back to her community and promoting local people and business. She believes there’s enough love and wealth to spread around, and she loves networking with and connecting people. I found her to be a kind and very giving person.

What impressed me most about Lynn (as I stalk her on social media) is her ability to successfully juggle so many things. She works full-time, exercises at a ridiculous hour, is a hands-on mom and manages an enviable social life.

As a single mom myself, I asked for the secret to her balancing act, because personally, I was starting to think she was a cyborg. Lynn said her secrets are outsourcing, time management, sacrifice and COFFEE! For example, her nanny often helps with the housework, her village of friends pitch in when needed, and she sacrifices sleep so she can work out. This way when she takes her daughter with her, that can be her main focus.

Lynn also keeps organized by keeping a master list and schedule for all that she must accomplish during the week. Each weekend she does a data dump and starts fresh.

Lynn is an inspiration for those looking to live life on their own terms. She has an ‘eff you’ attitude and lives Oprah’s philosophy “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

If you need a bit of motivation, follow this bad-ass boss babe on social media @chicpeajc. It’ll be the boost you need to get your ass up and work out, work harder and live your life in the manner that suits you best.

 

 

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Maria Fernandez

Maria Fernandez is a single mom and a Project Manager for one of the world largest apparel companies – so obviously, so knows a Fabulous Female when she sees one! Corporate life left something to be desired for Maria, and with experience writing for Beauty News NYC, working with Hip New Jersey was a seamless transition. Maria believes that in today’s society, women can be two things: who they want and what they want. Her passion for meeting and connecting with other strong women and her desire to tell their stories is showcased monthly in her “Fabulous Female” feature.

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