Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring Cleaning

Since my husband left, I've really let my room go.  Paperwork from the military, my husband's mail and just countless other random crap started piling up all over my room.  Honestly, I don't know how I let myself get this far!

Anyway, I decided to start filing away and organizing the mess that I let accumulate.  As I was going through old paperwork, I found old issues from when I contributed to my college newspaper. It's unbelievable to think that I wrote for my college newspaper nine years ago!  Whoa nelly....

This was the first ever article I wrote for the school paper.
It's also interesting to see how my life changed from then.  When I started college, I thought I would have a career in journalism.  I wanted to be a reporter and work for a national magazine, which was a huge determining factor with my decision to go to school in New York City.  Most national magazines are headquartered in NYC.  My junior year of college, I actually interned for two national magazines (CosmoGIRL! and Marie Claire) and I contributed to a regional magazine in my hometown (going into my senior year).

Then, I entered my senior year and got a taste of public relations.  I feel in love with every aspect.  I can still write and work with the media.  With the ever changing media landscape, it just seems a little bit more practical to pursue a career in a field that was a little bit more broad.  At that time, social media was still at it's infancy and a lot of print publications were digitalizing.  I saw more of an opportunity for myself in public relations.

When I look back at my journey, I'm very content with the direction it went.  In a way, I'm still reporting - thanks to my blog! - and I'm hoping to continue sharing my story in any way possible.  It's still a little scary to think that because I'm married to the military, there is uncertainty with a lot of things.  One this is for certain though, I'm going to maintain my career path and work on developing my skills.  I'm just looking forward to more adventures coming my way!

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  1. Sometimes I wish out blogs had just a simple I like this button like face book does.. :) Not the follow here or share there button but just a good article button. :) I look forward to reading more of your writing in the mo. and years to come! :)

    1. Many thanks for your kind words Crystal! It sure means a lot to hear that people appreciate what I share! :-)

  2. It's crazy to see where life takes you and how it differs from freshman year of college. At least you can use a Journalism degree pretty much everywhere the Army sends y'all!


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