I can’t exactly pinpoint when I was first introduced to the journalism world, but I know it happened sometime around the time I turned 10 years old. It was an unimportant little way of getting my foot in the door (cliched, I know), but that typing role for my middle school’s quarterly, one-page publication was enough to make me associate a love of words with such an amazing profession.
For awhile, I put journalism on the back burner (cliche #2) to pursue what I thought was a more “reasonable” career: acting. If you’re reading this blog, well, then I guess you know how that turned out (hint: not very well). It wasn’t until my junior year of high school that I decided to apply for a spot on the school newspaper; it’s been true love ever since.
I suppose that’s the reason I decided to move from the third largest city in the United States to a town in the middle of Missouri.
As a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, I can tell you that it’s been a wild ride, and I don’t regret a minute of it.
I’m also continuing to pursue a long-distance relationship with the French language after spending six months in Reims, France. I’m currently employed as a full-time Associate Editor (and Oxford comma enthusiast) at Modern Salon magazine and live in Chicago. Check out my work for Modern here!
P.S. Please correct my grammar (you already know I’m correcting yours).