My blogs posts have been pretty lame lately. Please accept my apologies for that. It’s not because I haven’t had anything to say. I actually have a lot to say, and there are very nice people out there who are paying me for it!
Between the Bridges magazine features my work every month in their Mom2Mom column where I share my heartfelt and real life experiences as a mother. So far, my words have been an inspiration to my community of mothers. This is very gratifying.
The same magazine just recently hired me as their Writing Team Liaison, which basically makes me a literary mentor to our middle school writers. They make my job pretty easy. Our first round of articles was outstanding!
Landing Life Magazine calls me their Publishing Assistant. This means that, in addition to writing articles, I will assist in compiling the entire document for the publishing deadline. This includes text, layout, photos, sequence, and proofreading. That’s a bit daunting right now, but there is plenty of time to learn.
These are both entry level positions for me, in a sense. I don’t have a formal education in journalism. Writing has always been a joy to me and I’m pretty good at it. (Thanks, Dad.) In fact, both of these jobs came to me because of this blog! It never occurred to me that it could slowly become a new career, but the surprise is a welcome one.
I’ve always found that starting a new career can be scary. And I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels this way. Apart from getting married, having kids, and moving house, starting a new job is definitely one of life’s biggest challenges. To be honest, I’m just glad that I don’t need to navigate the whole process of looking for a job, as this can be just as hard and tedious as actually working a job.
My friend has just recently gone through the process herself. Like me, she loves writing and wanted to find a job in this industry. She has a blog that she updates regularly too, so I always told her that this would be a good point to include on her resume. Whilst she had one, it hadn’t been updated in years, so with the help of professional maryland resume writers with who she was able to get in contact with in her area, they were able to give her a helping hand to make it the best it could be.
Low and behold, it didn’t take long for her to hear back from a number of jobs that she applied to and I’m pleased to tell everyone that she will be starting her new career next week. How exciting! I can’t wait to be able to share my experiences in my new position with her and you. I’m so looking forward to getting started now.
Here’s to new opportunities and the people willing to give me a fresh start!