It’s been a fun and busy week. I finally started my YouTube channel (check that out here), Meg and I have been out shooting some really great photos for the blog, I’m working on a collaboration with a brand I love (coming soon to my Instagram), and a lot of great things are falling into place.
I thought that today I’d just write a little life update post to let you guys know what’s going on and what’s coming. So, without me rambling on, here we go.
Right before Christmas, I finally finished up my last semester of college. This was a long time coming. Like, a long time. But it finally happened and now I can proudly say that I’ve received my BA in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. Isn’t that a mouthful?
What does this mean for me? Well, it means that I can replace the time I was spending on school work with time spent furthering my career. I’m eligible for more niche freelance work, I have more time to change my blog from my side-work into my career, and I have free time to actually finish the books I’m working on.
This is something that our friends and family already know and that we are very excited about. For almost a year and a half, Megan and I have been trying to decide if it was best for us to stay where we are in the Hudson Valley, move to a larger city for more work opportunities, or head down south to be closer to family. We stayed put for a while, focusing on getting me through my last few semesters and really figuring out what kind of immediate future we were looking for.
As I got closer to graduation, we found ourselves talking more and more about a move down south. We know that a wedding and babies are not that far ahead of us, and it feels important to be close to a large safety-net of family. Our Christmas trip to Kentucky really sealed the deal for us.
So, this Summer, we are moving to Asheville, North Carolina!
I Figured Out A Posting Schedule!
I’ve been driving myself (and you all) crazy with the inconsistent posting, but I’ve spent the early part of this year getting ahead on writing and filming so that I could make a set schedule. So, here’s what you can expect from me: New blog posts will go up every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 AM, and videos will be up on my YouTube channel the same days at 3 PM (EST).
I’m Almost Finished with My Poetry E-Book!
I have a few different books in the works, the most important being collections of personal essays and one full-length memoir. I hope to one day publish these once my audience is larger and I’ve polished them up a great deal. This won’t be for a while though, so I’ve been working on a small e-book of poetry that I want to sell myself, here on my blog.
As much as I love writing these blog posts, my heart will always be with memoir and poetry writing. It’s a big part of myself I want to share here, and I’m excited to get that started with this e-book. I’ll keep you updated, but I’m thinking that the launch will happen this Summer.
That’s all for now! Go enjoy your Friday, have a nice weekend, and I’ll see you back here Monday morning.