So remember how I up and moved to Arizona this summer? And remember how Arizona was not for me?
If ever a place and I didn’t agree, it would be me and Arizona. Moving there was like being on a bad first date every day all day for three months. “Look, we have nothing in common, this will never work, but somehow we agreed to live together this summer so we’ll just have to grin and bear it and not look at each other a lot.”
There’s a reason I took three, major, life important trips while living in Arizona. Life important trips were necessary to sustain my mental well being during those long, hot months. (Trip 1, Trip 2, Trip 3)
My mother (once a Zoner herself) told me that the only people who live in Arizona are the people from there. My aunt told me that Arizona was not meant to support life as the plants and animals (and temperature!) all exist to poison and kill you.
What I’m trying to say is this Arizona feeling might run in the family or something. Also I’m trying to apologize for using the word Zoner.
Now, look, if you’re from Arizona let’s not have any hard feelings, OK? Heck, I’m a girl from Utah who loves chocolate covered cinnamon bears and says “heck” sometimes (mainly when writing blog posts read by family members). If ever there were someone to understand loving the place you are from even when others don’t, it’s me.
Arizona is just not mine, just as Utah is probably not yours, and we can all love each other and live happily ever after.
This got off topic quickly.
Arizona. Internships. SheKnows.
There we go.
While in Arizona I interned with SheKnows.com. The whole story of how I found and got the position is one of those stories in my life that seems so serendipitous. You know the ones? Where your whole life changes because you randomly googled something that led you to SheKnows and then you emailed about jobs and found out about the internship and bing bang boom six months later you’re in an abusive relationship with Arizona?
I often think things in my life are serendipitous (mainly boy things) and then they don’t work out and I have to reevaluate my view of the whole situation.
SheKnows was a serendipitous story in my life that actually worked and led to more serendipity and soon my world (or SheKnows world) was raining serendipitous gumdrops.
You get it.
The point is, it worked. And not too long after leaving my internship, I was hired as a freelance writer for SheKnows!
10 EXCLAMATION MARKS!
Starting out as a writer is a very hard thing. There’s a lot of rejection and “not good enough” and overall, while I love writing and choose it every day, I also hate writing and wonder why I chose it quite a lot. Fine, every day.
I should have just said that in the first place.
Getting hired on at SheKnows was a victory, and in these beginning stages of writing, victories are huge. Victories are 10 EXCLAMATION MARKS.
And so we get to the point of this here blog post, which is this:
I am now writing for SheKnows and I will now be posting my articles quite a bit on this blog thing of mine and you should probably read them all and give them five stars and compliment them with things like, “Wow, who is this super serendipitous writer that I adore?” and “She’s gorgeous.”
Or you can just read them, whatever your style is.
In either case, here are my two latest:
15 Gifts for your female boss
12 Weird celebrity cleaning endorsements
I’ll save my spiel about crazy topics and writing as entrepreneurship for a later time because oh my this blog post is already out of hand.
You get it.