So last week, I had prepared (and published for just a brief time) an incredibly pouty article about how I had contacted the local paper asking for a spot as a columnist. They had seemed interested, writing samples were submitted, one head shot taken, and when the paper came last Friday, my article wasn't there.
I can totally retract my feelings about being rejected and instead report that I have officially been published (at least on a local level). Since I take the liberty to publish writing and anecdotes quite regularly here, I decided it was time for more and longed for my name in black and white.
Well, in my ripe old age, or perhaps a ripe young age in writing terms, I was granted my wish.
You can see my very first newspaper column here, in the Sartell Newsleader.
Hopefully this is the tip of the iceberg and there will be many columns to follow. For right now, I'm doing a little fist pump every time I think of it, and may just have a glass of long awaited champagne with some girlfriends tomorrow.
...and then I rescued a turtle. (Literally, I rescued a turtle from sudden death on the highway today.)
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