Monday, July 16, 2007

Sometimes I hate Cleveland....

Ever since I discovered I wanted to make journalism my career, I found myself in an interesting dilemma: Do I stay in Cleveland and make a go of it here or do I (ultimately) pack it up and move to New York and compete with the hundreds of new hungry journalists every year?

Everytime I think about making that decision it gets harder and harder. Especially since I'm no longer the carefree young grad with no strings and seemingly tons of ambition. I have obligations now, responsibilities that don't allow me to just pick up and move to a city where it's ridiculously expensive.

And Cleveland has been good to me. Decent, affordable houses, decent opportunities, etc. I actually like Cleveland.

My goal right now is to live in Cleveland for the time being, land a job in magazines, and then move to a larger city once our finances are right and it makes sense with our careers. I'm giving it two to three years tops.

But the most aggravating thing is that while I like Cleveland, it's not New York. To be an editor in Cleveland is not the same thing as being an editor in New York. And sometimes I feel like I would be shortchanging myself if I stayed here in my comfort zone.

But really, it's not about me anymore. My decisions aren't 100% based on what makes me happy - the majority of the time it's about what is best for my daughter. Would a New York upbringing be possible? Yes, but I'm not sure that's what's best for her. I want her to be around family and the majority of our respective families are in Northeast Ohio.

So what do I do? Feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Friday, July 13, 2007

My first post in awhile...

I'm just going to skip over the apologies for not blogging regularly and just jump right in:

  • Still hunting for that first full-time job, but I can finally say I don't have that edge of despair thing going any longer. I realize that when the right job is meant to come along, it will, and no amount of crying and agonizing over it will help.

  • Estimated launch date for my new endeavor is...yet to be determined. Still tweaking the design a little, learning as I go.
  • My new favorite channel is HGTV. I still love the Food Network, but I'm really digging all these design shows. Maybe it's because we're moving soon?

There you go. Three little updates on my life.

Take care!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

I Thought I Told That We Won't Stop, Uh-uh...

A few months ago, I told you I had some things in the works and I'm happy to say that the moment I unveil some of my endeavors is getting closer. I'm tinkering with my new site, trying to get the layout down, have it looking very crisp and very professional, yet at the same time giving it some of my customary flair. It will be hosted by Wordpress, and I haven't really experimented much with them, but from I've seen so far, it's definitely an upgrade. (Sorry, was good while it lasted.) So make sure to check back soon so you can change your bookmarks and all that good stuff. *smile*

Take care