I am totally alive (just super freakin’ busy)!
I know, I know – I’ve been terrible at updating this site for the past four months. BUT it’s not because I’m lazy and distracted – it’s because I’ve just been TBTF – Too Busy To Function. Here’s why:
~I’ve been student teaching since September. It’s been an awesome, emotional roller coaster of an experience that I will never forget. While I’m looking forward to working from home again, I have to admit it’s going to be difficult to leave my class, cooperating teacher, and school. I look back at this awesome journey, see how far I’ve come, and think to myself “Wow – I did it! I did it and it was great!”
~I am finally graduating from grad school! Getting my Masters in Education two years later than planned isn’t terrible, considering I switched majors and had to deal with Hurricane Sandy turning my life upside down. It’s very exciting, such a relief, and the skills I have acquired are incredibly valuable. While I don’t plan on getting a teaching job anytime soon, I am excited for the kinds of opportunities that lay ahead.
~I’m working on a few book projects, as well as writing for Drive the District. It’s a great new website with an edge, and I’ve been recruited to help write content for their New York section. I’m lucky that Matador provides me with a steady, reliable paycheck, but every once in a while, it’s good to challenge myself with new partners. Speaking of Matador…
~I have been promoted again! Starting next week, I join the ranks as a Managing Editor at Matador Network. Talk about an amazing journey – this time last year, I was drafting up entries for our second publication, 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die! I’ll still be heading up their Social Media for a bit, but this is an epic new chapter I’ll be traversing. My parents have finally realized that my career in freelancing is a pretty legit deal, and I am honored and excited to embark on this new phase of my life.
Overall, I have to say that 2013 has been a pretty amazing year. I am hoping and praying 2014 will not let me down. I am also hoping to be ore consistent, so watch this space. I’ll have a roundup of my travel resolutions of course, forthcoming.
To new adventures!