Saying goodbye is never easy.
Six years ago, I faced a tough decision. Well, tough for me. I had to decide if I was going to attend the Iowa Summer Writer’s Workshop or accept a job at a new magazine.
I opted for the later.
As much as I wanted to go to Iowa — attending that prestigious writing program is still a dream — I couldn’t pass up full-time employment to spend the summer writing amidst cornfields.
So I chose the practical option. And I haven’t regretted that decision for one single moment (but I did frame my acceptance letter from the University of Iowa).
However, today, I’m saying goodbye to Maryland Life magazine. Not because I want to but because I have to. Today, Maryland Life magazine will cease publication.
I am sad. That’s for certain. I’ve shed many tears and will probably shed a few more.
I have loved this job.
Correction: I LOVE this job.
It’s my passion. I get to write and edit and travel and be creative. Its been a dream.
What happens next is a mystery. The magazine may rise from the ashes. It may not. I may start a new job or I may pursue freelance work.
I’m open to what comes next.
And I’ll be writing here, as well as working on a novel. Finally.
Wish me luck!