I’m back!

I’m back!

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

Anyone else struggle with the direction of their blogging? How do you differentiate between professional and personal blogging? Do the peers/superiors in your career field appreciate both types of writing?

ALSO, any Fairbanks bloggers out there?

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