remember that freelance contract thing that i wrote about two weeks ago? well, some things have been happening with that. like big time. i can’t believe i never even posted about this last week. well, i was at the beach, for one. and then, super busy the rest of the week.
anyway. long story short… after i met with the editor (which is this post), she said she would give my name to the food coordinator, who would probably contact me to meet me. well, SHE DID! i got an email and we set up an appointment for the friday morning that i left to go to the beach. it was a-freaking-mazing! we hit it off really well, and it all just felt so right.
i left the building that day (the building where i said that i dreamed i’d be working one day) before heading to the beach with not one, but TWO, story assignments, people. seriously. i couldn’t believe it.
the first story is the beginning of my series from my other blog…. my project on the 40 days of fika .so, as of right now, i am going to write an article and feature one cafe where i have fika-ed once a month. eeeeekkkk!! the articles will be about 1000 words, with some of my photos too! i can hardly believe it. i know i’ve said that already. but, i am freaking out here. i mean, this is my dream.
the food coordinator then asked me if i would be interested in doing any other articles. uhhhh… yeah. so, i have another assignment to visit a local diner that is under new management and is trying to appeal to a different crowd. that article is due next monday (the 21st). still can’t believe it.
the fika article is due tomorrow. so, basically, that’s what i’ve done today – put the finishing touches on the article, picked my photos, and emailed it to my editor. that’s right… i just emailed my first newspaper story to my editor! this feels amazing. crazy. a.w.e.s.o.m.e.
when i moved back to asheville, i said to lina over and over again that i just wanted to write. and that it would be my dream to write for the mountain xpress – asheville’s local arts, culture, and independent newspaper. i believed that it was possible, in the sense that we have to believe in our dreams. and i worked to make things happen, but i never thought it would happen, although i totally believed it was possible. it’s such a strange and weird feeling: to believe and chase your dreams, and still be in such disbelief that it would actually happen when it happens.
well, anyway. it has. and i am amazed. and blessed. and so unbelievably thankful. i just had to finally share it all with you. thank you for following along and for always cheering me on. it means the world to me. truly – deep from my heart.
now, i can’t wait to see how this journey continues! oh, and i’ll be sure to let you know when the article is published and how you can see it (it’s scheduled for october 23).