It has been an insane couple months. I had every intention of blogging through the entire process but time was not on my side in May and June. My life has literally taken a 180, or a 360, or at the very least a 3000 mile journey north. I’m living in Fairbanks, Alaska for the next two years…but hold up, let’s go back to the beginning of May:
Finals. Wedding prep (mine & my sister’s!). Graduation. Moving out of Minneapolis. Moving in with my sister. Wedding. Family bonding and lots of it. Sister’s wedding. Lots of happy tears in a short period of time. Nannying for my precious niece. Packing up my whole life. Buying a one way ticket. Life in Alaska.
That’s a very, very brief synopsis. Overall, it was amazing. It IS amazing. Life has chilled out a lot since I reached Fairbanks and I could not be more thankful. Although I am already itching with anticipation to start my career. An entry level position in marketing, public relations, communications, or advertising is the current goal but I am just eager to get back into the swing of working full time. I miss being busy in a career orientated way.
I have been switching up my social media image since getting here and I am excited to start networking with a whole new slew of people in Fairbanks. Creating an about.me page should have happened a long time ago (I mean how cool is this website), and I might even alter the blog a bit. Never fear; my witty banter will remain whether I pursue a more professional approach to my blogging. I’ve just been thinking a lot about what direction I want my blog to go and how I want to showcase my writing now that I’m no longer a college student. For as long as I can remember, everyone in my life has always told me to write about what I know. Although I wouldn’t call myself an expert in any particular topic yet, I’m passionate about the career field I’m pursuing, writing, and politics. Whether that means I devote every third blog post to one of those three topics remains to be seen but I want my passion, beyond the things that warm my heart, to come out in my writing.
Maybe I need two blogs? One for my lifestyle and one for my profession? Or can I continue to incorporate both aspects of myself in this one blog? Would it be acceptable to have one post about the intense hiking trip I took last weekend (no exaggeration, the White Mountains north of Fairbanks) and all the wildlife I saw, and the next about new media tactics?
I guess we’ll have to see.
Do not resist events that move you out of your comfort zone, especially when your comfort zone was not all that comfortable. —Alan Cohen