Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chasing Unicorns

See, I used to play with unicorns... and feed them coffee. And yes, I am a dork.*

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my last post! I am happy to report that, yes, unicorns do exist... because I got the job! Ok, well, it's not the job, it's a job, but it's a journalist one, and that's what I'm most excited about. It's only taken me, oh, three and a half years to get here, but I'm here now! And everyone has to start somewhere!

I am still working at my current job, and will be for the next few weeks, but pitched my new editor three stories today. He picked one of them, and then assigned me nine more. Nine?!? I freaked, which included tears and hysterical laughter (I was by myself staring at my laptop in bewilderment, so no one knew, thank goodness!). I mean, I'm excited and all, but it's been a few years since I've written anything besides a blog post! My last published paper article was in 2007! A little freaking out is definitely in order. But, hey, this is what I wanted! So I'm going to calm the crap down and just go for it.

My first front-pager, back when I was 21. I was a baby!*

And because I have a tendency to blather on about things that have very little to do with my, oh yeah, fashion blog, I am creating a space to blog just about work/writing stuff... because wouldn't reading the witticisms and woes of an aspiring reporter be fun? Or something? I'd like to think so! And if you think so, you can check out This Gal Friday. Yup. Super original, I know. ;)

Thanks, again, for all of your kind words and support! And do check back soon for a few new giveaways, plus a super-cool all new blog layout... I've been dying to unveil the new designs for a while, and everything is finally coming together!

Have a wonderful weekend... I'll be in New York, and hope to throw a little Oscars viewing party! While we're on the subject, who are your favorite nominees? I am firmly entrenched in Camp Franco. I'm also on Team Portman, simply because I like her... and haven't seen all the other nominees' performances. And hey, it'd be cool if all the big winners this year were twenty- and thirty-somethings, no?

*Please note that these horribly embarrassing images are from my college days, when I was horribly embarrassing and unabashedly dorky on a daily basis. Well, ok... Some things never change... ;)


Oh to Be a Muse said...

congrats to you on your new job and your 9 new stories! :) i am also a journalism grad, so i know how it feels!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

wow! congrats on getting the job!

i am super pumped about the oscars, and i have a list of should be winners and who i think of winners formulating in my head!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Fantastic, a big congratulations from me! Like you, I would definitely freak out and cry if someone told me to write nine articles, but I'm sure you'll be fine. I'm so happy someone is reporting success in this field!

Oh, and I'm Team Firth. Come on, after all these years...

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! I've been rooting for you from my quiet little corner for the longest time, you know :)

Hands down, Team Firth. Franco will have his turn, I'm sure, but Sunday will be Colin Firth's night. I am anxious for Franco's co-hosting antics, though! I'm also strongly in favor of Melissa Leo for the Best Supporting Actress role. She was nominated two years ago for Best Actress for her role in Frozen River.

Monica said...

Congratulations to you. You must be very proud :]

Anonymous said...

Super cute photo of you!

I am def team portman, and it worked out in the end! poor franco

Miss Neira