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
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!
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
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
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
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