As many of you may already know, exactly a month ago, I quit my job and moved 7 hours South to Asheville, N.C., for a fantastic new job in Advertising. That’s right, I am now a real, live Mad (wo)Man.
I first got the inkling that I wanted to leave Washington sometime last summer. There was a time when I was in love with the city of Washington, D.C., but like many great loves, it fizzled, and I found myself focusing on all the ways that Washington had failed me in our relationship. It’s public transportation system never picked me up on time. I fought lines at the grocery store, the post office, the Chipotle, pretty much everywhere, actually. I started to think that maybe it was time to move on.
At about that time, I visited my friend Sarah in Asheville and it felt like home. I started making plans to make a move and in December everything started to come together, including a job offer from that ad firm I mentioned earlier.
Fear not, readers, for this does not mean that I no longer plan to write about Journalism or the media. It does probably mean that most of my posts will no longer be thinly veiled case studies from work, however…
So… keep reading… and come visit me in the fantastic Western Northern South (blog to come…).