I never imagined that starting in the fall, I would wake up in the morning, throw on some clothes, – jeans are work clothes for the first time in a dozen years! – get in my car, drive to Nulu, go to an office where I have a big fancy desk, and spend my work day being paid to write about all of the amazing things that are happening in Louisville.
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I never imagined that my blogging and Tweeting habits (or addictions) would be what eventually earned me a living.
I never imagined that clients would seek me out. That I would be, at one point, so overloaded that I had to turn down work.
I thought that I would end up working for The Man, at least for a little while until I could distinguish myself and work my way up some ladder or another. I thought I would end up on the payroll of Brown-Forman or Humana or YUM!, towing a corporate line. Nothing wrong with that, of course. And I wouldn't turn down that opportunity, even now, necessarily.
2012 has been a year of high highs and low lows.
At the turn of the new year last year, I never would have imagined that as I approached 2013 I would be in Love with a capital "L." It's an amazing feeling. I kind of forgot how great it was.
I never imagined that my friend stable would double in size. That I would know so many of my Twitter friends personally. That the world will at the same time become bigger and smaller to me in this way.
I never thought I could be this happy professionally. Personally.
I never imagined that I would face 2013 without my favorite person in the world, my grandmother, Vange.
I still have so much work to do to balance out my personal life and my professional life. I have so much to do to become the person that I want to be in 2013.
But I am so lucky to have so many amazing people rooting for me. I'm so lucky that when I wake up in the morning and crankily scrape the frost from my car windows, I am going to a job I love at a business I believe in.
I get to cheerlead for Louisville for a living. There's no job better suited to me than that.