So, this happened:
I was recently featured in the Buffalo News! Being a ‘reporter’ myself, it’s so fun to be on the other side of the interview every once in awhile. I approached the BN Refresh (their Saturday Health and Wellness insert) editor, Scott Scanlon, awhile ago about contributing some guest blogs, and he offered to feature me in his ‘What Are You Eating?’ section. So far, I’ve contributed the National Nutrition Month blog and an ‘intro’ post on myself, which went live on the BN site yesterday. I’ve also written a post on our recent Paleo experience, which I’ll send to Scott soon. I’ll probably contribute a blog about once a month.
While I’m not getting paid for these pieces, I see this as a way to ‘break into’ the health/wellness/fitness/nutrition field. Writing for the Advertiser is great, but I need to start preparing for what I want to do long-term: freelance writing about food and nutrition. I’ve started researching writers’ guidelines for various publications and it’s overwhelming to say the least. My dear friend, Emily (who I’m visiting this weekend), advised me to slow down and try to actually enjoy the process of ‘building my business’ (whatever that may be), instead of focusing on where I want to be and the fastest way to get there. She’s a wise woman, that one. It’s such a relief to know it’s OK to take it one day at a time, one pitch letter at a time, one article at a time.
For now, I’m still just plugging along at the projects I have to do this rotation–most of which ACTUALLY pertain to my future as a writer/nutrition counselor–and counting the days until graduation…55.