4 years ago I started a blog - this blog. I started it with no direction not knowing what to focus on, what I wanted, or where I was going. Now, I’m 26 starting this blog again - this time with a little more direction, a little more focus, and I somewhat know where I’m going.
Let's start with the journey - I graduated from George Mason University in the winter of 2015, and accepted a job at a tech startup. I worked for a year as a content creator and moved to an events management position shortly after. A year and a half later, I moved on to an Account Coordinator position at a marketing agency. Two years of grinding within the agency life, I started applying to new jobs, I interviewed with my dream company - The Washington Post, and I got it!
It may not have been my dream job, but it was a dream come true. Truth be told, I was slightly burnt out with the agency lifestyle, and The Post offered a sense of security and balance that I had not had in a long time.
I’ve been at The Post for a year now and I took the last year pandemic and all reflecting on who I wanted to be and what I wanted to do. During quarantine I tried a million and one times to start this blog, but I couldn’t. I didn’t know what I was doing. I want this blog to be somewhere I can write about my goals, my dreams, my interests. A place where I can write freely and unapologetically. A place to voice my opinions and make mistakes. A place to learn about myself and learn from you… “you” being my imaginary audience.
So to my imaginary audience, cheers! Cheers to our take 2! Come watch me make mistakes - I’ve made a ton and I’m probably going to make a ton more.