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Where It All Began: The Story of Happy Papaya

Welcome to Happy Papaya Creative’s online home!

Thank you so much for reading our very first blog post!

The name Happy Papaya was one set on my heart for months before I actually knew what to do with it. I knew it was going to be something in the creative space, but that’s about all I knew.


In June of 2019, I started freelancing on UpWork. I actually got work pretty quickly and knew almost immediately that freelancing was something I wanted to do.

So, I did what any one else would do and joined a TON of freelancing/entrepreneur groups. Not too long afterwards, I saw a post of a business owner needing someone to outsource some work to.

Long story short, I got the job.

But that also lit a fire under me because for the first time in my life, I was doing something I love – creating – AND getting paid for it.

In just 7 months of freelancing, I’ve been able to match my full-time income (which isn’t a lot, don’t get me wrong. But it was a BIG deal for me.)

Over that time, I’d established a pretty great working relationship with Leigh, the business owner that began outsourcing to me (she runs an AWESOME branding agency called Neutral Ground Creative!) suggested I start my own digital marketing business that focused on copywriting, content creation, and social media management.

After we had that conversation, I knew exactly what Happy Papaya was going to be.

And that, my friends, is how Happy Papaya was born!

Ready to meet the founder of Happy Papaya? Then read on!

Hey! I’m Emily, the creative mind behind Happy Papaya.

I love my two tiny humans and all things coffee (seriously, it’s becoming a problem).

I have a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Columbus State University and have been fostering my passion for writing since I was 6 years old. 

I currently work full time as a Communications Coordinator for a nonprofit (which I love!), run a motherhood blog over at Along Came Littles, and juggle being a mother and entrepreneur!

Okay, enough about me!

I’m curious about you! Tell me one random fact about yourself below!

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