I would like to thank you for dropping by my little slice of virtual real estate. In the months since my last post in January, I have successfully (with the aid of my tech-friend Brian) conquered a virus that was causing Google to flag my site as a place a visitor might not want to visit. I found it apropos that the January image on my last post was taken from an alley. Albeit not a darkened one.
It the months between then and now, many things have changed in my professional life. I am two months from completing my certificate in the editing program at the University of Washington. Through phenomenal friends and networking these past months, I have connected with many wonderful professionals.
I have edited websites, written new content, and learned a ton about social media. I have self-created intern opportunities for myself where none existed previously. I am editing for a non-profit organization in California, writing content for area business owners, teaching social media to anyone who asks, and re-learning floral design (a job from ten years ago and longtime hobby).
Being a student again has also allowed me time to volunteer four hours a week at the Ballard Food Bank. Seeing the effects of the recession up close and interacting with kind, yet economically-challenged individuals has been one of the unexpected eye-openers of my transition. The experience reminds me weekly why I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology.
To say I have been busy is an understatement. I am immensely grateful for every opportunity that has crossed my path. Someone asked me the other day if I am a copywriter, and for the first time in my life, I could, with confidence, say yes. Moving from a decade-long career that paid me handsomely and allowed me to rub elbows with colleagues that felt more like family has been a transition. It has challenged me in ways I never thought possible and I know I am a better writer, better editor, and better person because of it.
As always, thanks for reading. I can assure you it won’t be four months until my next post.