It’s official; I am now a freelance writer for the East Aurora Advertiser!
I’m so excited to share this news! For the longest time, I’ve been saying things like, ‘I want to start freelancing,’ or ‘I should start writing again,’ but I never did anything about it. Now, after I go back to school and sign up for 15 credits worth of science classes, do I decide to start writing again. Go figure.
I’m not sure exactly what lit the fire under my rear end this time; it might actually have been school itself. In realizing my dream job is being a health food writer, I think I realized that it would help to start writing (again) in general. That way, I can start writing small pieces for different publications as I go through school. …yet another reason my Eat This columns for the EA Co-op’s blog are good for me–I’m building a portfolio.
And isn’t there a saying or something about how people (in general) are more productive and efficient when they have MORE on their plate, rather than less? That would definitely be true of me. I may be the most efficient, crazy-busy person on the planet, but give me too much time on my hands and I’ll fill it with everything BUT my to-do list. Like blogging. And reading cookbooks. And blogging.
Anyway, I digress. I had a great time working on the article, and it turns out my subject’s family and Andrew and I have a lot in common; we’ll be getting together for dinner sometime soon! I have another article in the works, too, so I’ll have to at least write a bit about that one–it’s about a ‘cupcakery’ opening in town!
For you out-of-towners, you can read the article here. (I’ll brag on myself a bit, too: the editor emailed me shortly after I sent it to him and said he loved it and that he didn’t change a word, which, apparently, is quite rare. SCORE!)
I’d say this calls for a celebration… 🙂