Reading has always been a huge part of my life. And so, it’s natural that I gravitate towards people who share that interest with me. One of my good friends, Natasja Eby, is a regular participant in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and just recently self-published her second novel, Knockout Girl (I’m 11 chapters in, loving the characters and the story and no, I’m not just saying that because she dedicated the book to me!).
Nearly ten years ago, I walked across the stage after being handed by diploma in Public Relations. Recently, I was back at my alma mater to talk to students in that same program about media relations and advocacy. Being back on campus, in the same room where I spent almost every day for two years, had me thinking about my career more generally and, despite the frustrations we all face in our jobs from time to time, made me realize that I truly enjoy what I do.