This summer has been eventful, to put it mildly. In mid-June, I left my job at KERA to take a new position as an engagement consultant for Hearken, a journalism-adjacent startup that equips newsrooms to create journalism that’s responsive to their community’s needs. This pivot was very much influenced by some goals I set at…… Continue reading Things Have Happened
It’s Been A While!
I’ve been AWFUL at updating. I’ve been attempting to live my best life the last six months and I’ve been doing an okay job of it. A brief summary: I reported this feature on the struggles people of color and white entrepreneurs face when trying to get business money. I collected tape of sick dogs…… Continue reading It’s Been A While!
What Happened When I Took A Mental Health Break
I’ve never taken a mental health break in my life. But there were many times that I should’ve. I should’ve taken one after I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and recurrent anxiety at 19. I couldn’t. It was the start of the Great Recession, when I dropped out of college to work full-time because…… Continue reading What Happened When I Took A Mental Health Break
Year One Of Marriage Is In The Books
Today marks a year since JR and I got married. We look a little unsure about that decision in the photo above. Disclaimer: I need to get this out of the way. We got married on 7/7. We picked the day because that meant our venue would be $3,000 cheaper, and it was a date…… Continue reading Year One Of Marriage Is In The Books
Learning About The Mind-Body Connection
I’ve been training for a 10K the last eight weeks, and last weekend was going to mark the big run. Except I bonked. ‘Bonked’ is a new term for me. Basically, I didn’t finish. I ran 3.65 miles before I felt like I was going to collapse from heat exhaustion. Several things happened here: It…… Continue reading Learning About The Mind-Body Connection
My Morning Routine Is Filled With Whine
I’m selecting a few writing prompts from this list to get my blog juices going. (That…sounded gross. Whatever – pour me some blog juice!) First up, my morning routine. I am not a morning person, yet I’m the local producer for Morning Edition. My life is very ironic. One would think that since I have…… Continue reading My Morning Routine Is Filled With Whine