What's new in D.C.

Hey there,

It's about time for a blog post, wouldn't you say? It feels like I blog more than I do, probably since my online writing is personal and also because I update Facebook so much! And yet, I realize I haven't given an official blog update since just after Rob and I moved to D.C. So, here goes.

We are doing really well here. Rob made it through his first semester as a 2L transfer student at Georgetown Law and is busy interning and studying all the time. I've been writing, per usual, and in addition to the magazine articles for American Survival Guide, I started producing much more online content. In September, I became a regular contributing writer for HelloGiggles, a women's entertainment website co-founded by "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel and recently purchased by Time, Inc. I mostly write about life lessons and relationships and have really enjoyed it (especially when Zooey shares my articles on Facebook and I get a bunch of likes! ha ha).

I also became a contributor for The Liberty Project, a resurgence of Liberty Magazine that focuses on personal essays and cultural commentary. I have been writing about foster care, so far, but also have several relationships and growing up-focused stories on tap, slated to be published soon.

To check out my HelloGiggles articles, click here. And for The Liberty Project, here you go. 

So, that's been fun. I started writing copy for foster-care organizations and nonprofits, too, which is pretty rewarding work. If you know anyone who needs a copywriter for their business, let me know! The freelance writing struggle is real!

Of course, I'm always working on my fiction, writing more and working with my lovely agent. One day I will be a children's book author, people! One day! 

Let's see, what else... We've traveled. In October, we went to a beautiful wedding in St. Augustine, Florida.

Lindsay was such a beautiful bride! Here's the family photo. Rob and I pictured, far right.  

Lindsay was such a beautiful bride! Here's the family photo. Rob and I pictured, far right.

 

In November, we met up with family in the Orlando area for Thanksgiving, and of course Rob and I had to visit the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios. I wrote a story about it months ago, and it will be published eventually. I will let you all know when it does. Until then, satisfy yourself with this photo of Rob and me in our wizarding robes drinking some Butterbeer.

So good!

So good!

And then, for the holidays we spent three weeks in Santa Barbara.  Time went by so fast!

Since moving to D.C., Rob and I have gone to several games at the Verizon Center, since it's so close to where we live. We've seen our first NBA and NHL games since we moved here, and we're also big Georgetown basketball fans!

Go Hoyas!  

Go Hoyas!

 

We also experienced the big storm that hit the East Coast, Jonas. Or Snowmagedden, Snowzilla. Whatever you want to call it, there was record snowfall in D.C. and we all got snowed in. Rob and I had fun playing in the snow, though.

You can't tell, but I'm on the left. ;)

You can't tell, but I'm on the left. ;)

That's about all that's new with us. Thanks for reading!