Realism & Manners in Politics

Here’s my disclaimer: I’m about to talk politics and manners. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know that my primary vote went to Bernie Sanders, and I have several items of his campaign merchandise. However, I have loved having two solid Democratic candidates this election season – it has led to some…

My Week in Links

This week marked my first full week at the Danville Register & Bee, and as you can guess, it was a little busy. I didn’t make the time to write anything extensive this week, so I’m just going to do a wrap up of things I’ve been doing.   Here’s what I wrote: USDA, Chatham…

My next chapter has begun!

As of this evening, I will officially have finished my first week working at my first full time job. I talked about getting this job about a month ago, and now I’m officially in it! I’m the new Pittsylvania County reporter for the Danville Register & Bee, which has been a lot of fun so…

Rest in Peace, Pop

Yesterday, my family laid my grandfather to rest. He was 88 years old and a fantastic man. Pop was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years ago and with Alzheimer’s a few months ago. He finally passed away from a case of pneumonia, and while we will all miss him, we’re glad he isn’t suffering anymore.…

I’m Moving Out!

I’ve heard it said that “Virginia is for Lovers“, and while that may be the case, Virginia is also where I’ve chosen to take my next step forward. That’s right, folks! I’m moving to Virginia! I have been offered, and accepted, a position in Danville, Virginia with the Danville Register & Bee! I will be…

A Life Update

I don’t always talk about my personal life on here, but my personal life has been a little crazy for the past couple of weeks. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2013. After chemo and radiation, she went into surgery for a double mastectomy, and then reconstruction. Thankfully, she’s been completely cancer-free…

New Year, New Goals!

For those of you that follow me on Goodreads, I have had the same reading goal for the last 5 years. I’ve said that my reading goal will be 100 novels a year. Since then, I’ve only reached that goal the first year that I did this challenge.I only read 65 books this year. Given…

Changin’ it up

Hey, guys! It’s been a while since you guys have heard from me here for a few reasons. Shortly after my last post, I was hired at not one, but two businesses in the area for part time jobs. One of those businesses was Dicks Sporting Goods, and the other was The News & Observer.…

We made it!

It’s official, folks! I have graduated! I walked across the stage two weeks ago, had the party last weekend, and now it’s time to get into the real world! But before I get into the real world, I’d like to take a moment and say thank you to everyone who worked to help me make…

The Spirit of Songwriting begins!

Sorry for being AWOL for the last two weeks of posts, guys! I’ve been having some severe computer troubles, from a crashed logics board on my Macbook, to a loaner laptop that wiped the memory every 12 hours to a really old Acer that can’t run an internet browser and Microsoft Word at the same…

Leadership in Atlanta

This past weekend, I got the amazing opportunity to participate in the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute in Atlanta, Ga hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists. As the President of the WCU student chapter of SPJ, my chapter helped fund my travel to Atlanta and back in order to bring back some awesome new tools and…