Wow, it feels like forever since I've used the words "good" and "news" together in a post. It's kind of a foreign feeling!
Yesterday, I was offered a job as the social engagement director at Kent State Hillel. Although the position is not in the writing field, it actually involves many of the same skills I needed to succeed as a a reporter. Openness. A sympathetic disposition. The ability to talk to all different kinds of people. And, of course ---socialness!
I'm excited to start working and planning events. And importantly, I can still freelance on the side. And because this blog is so fun -- and appeals totally to my narcissistic side -- I'm going to keep writing. Because despite what the AP and Pasadena Now and everyone else seems to think, I simply don't think you can get the same degree of insight from outsourcing all writing jobs to India.