Girl Gets Gig

I often form visions of how my life would look if everything turned out just the way it wanted it to.

I would be one of those kids who skips every class, does no homework, and still pulls straight As.

I would wake up at 6am on the dot every day, embark on my usual two-hour run, and pursue crazy adventures late into night.

I would post coherent, quality blog posts at least three times a week.

Each of the above has failed quite miserably. Needless to say, things don’t always turn out how we hope.

But sometimes they do.

I distinctly remember a day in late 2008 when I formed one of said visions–a goal I have kept since then. I was sitting on the couch at home, reading Garlic and Sapphires, a memoir by the former New York Times food critic Ruth Reichl. I fell in love with her stories about being a food writer, and became riveted with the idea of becoming one myself. I remember thinking, “Oh my gosh. This is what I want to do.”

I’m no Ruth Reichl, and I’m not one to blow my own horn, but I’m excited to say I will be moving to New York City in a month for a summer editorial internship with Food Network Magazine!

A HUGE shout-out to those who have helped pursue food writing these few years, especially my mentors at Isthmus and Madison Magazine, and you–the dedicated blog reader!

I hope you’ll follow the tasty tRuth through tasty New York City this summer–blog post ideas abound! In the mean time, back to trying to be that kid who skips every class, does no homework, and still pulls straight As…

Google tells me this will be the view from my future office:

Comments

  1. Jon says:

    Congratulations!!! Sounds like a great experience!

  2. florasforum says:

    This is FANTASTIC. A hearty congratulations to you!

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