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…

P.S. You’re Out of Milk

Thanks to Tuck’s Tap & Grille for allowing us to film in their bar – The band in the background (music not featured) is Brushfire Stankgrass, and they were really enjoyable performers, so check them out if you like bluegrass! I’d also like to thank Stefani Cronley and Alec Simkiss for their help as actors, because…

Busy Bee

I apologize for not posting on the last two fridays, but this past week has been one where I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off. The semester is certainly gotten itself into full swing There’s been some fun things going on, some adult things and some homework – but…

The Last Midnight

Okay, so it’s not the last midnight, but I saw Into the Woods a few weeks ago, and the soundtrack’s been stuck in my head ever since. The title seemed appropriate because I just finished my last first week of my undergraduate degree. I’m pretty sure that the midnights I saw this week will not be the…

Really Nifty Stuff: Webcomics!

“Really Nifty Stuff” is my new column for things that I want to recommend to everybody. It will include all kinds of things grouped together in a theme whenever I do one. There will usually be 3 -5 things in each post, with a little bit about why I think you should take a look at whatever…

Here’s to 2015!

It is now January 2, 2015, and so far, it’s been a pretty good year. Here are my goals for the upcoming year! Say something nice to at least one person every day. Put at least 5% of every paycheck into savings. Put up some sort of blog post every Friday. Read 100 books! Take more selfies! Some of…