In the last few weeks, I’ve had a lot of big questions on the brain: What do I want to accomplish next? Who do I want to work with? Where do I want to live?
I’ve never experienced a moment like this in my career – as you know, my last job lasted a decade and a half. So, though I was tempted to jump into something new immediately after last month's layoff, I resisted the pressure and gave myself some much-needed time to think.
Today I’m excited to announce several changes lie ahead.
Starting in January, I’ll be serving as the Journalist in Residence at Middle Tennessee State University. My yearlong tenure will include teaching journalism courses, working with faculty and pursuing my own projects with the university’s encouragement and support.
I’ve spent some time at MTSU, and I can’t tell you how much I respect its faculty and program. When I started considering my next move, one of my top priorities was to work in a stimulating environment (preferably not a cubicle!) where I felt I could make a positive impact. Without a doubt, this university checks those boxes.
And yep, this gig also means soon I’ll be trading New York for Nashville. I love the area and have lots of family there, so I'm pretty psyched. In addition to this new gig, I’m writing and developing projects for several outlets I admire, so be on the lookout for more details about those.
Finally, thanks to all of you who have sent such kind messages in recent weeks. Your words truly gave me confidence and reassurance during this in-between period. Now I’m eager to move ahead, get back to work … and relearn how to drive. Stay tuned.