read more about it here. And two months ago, I was hired to write for The CW show iZOMBIE. It's pretty much my dream job. I am honestly grateful everyday that I get to do what I love for a living. It's not something I plan to take for granted.
I swear, this is not a "humble" brag. I'm writing this for anyone who is currently in a career slump or contemplating leaving that job they hate to do something they love (that's possibly much riskier and far less stable). I've been really honest on this site about my own career slumps and job dry spells and I know that in my chosen industry, the tide can turn very quickly. Over five years ago, I had a cushy career as a network executive, and even though I loved many of the people I worked with, I was miserable. For starters, I hated wearing heels to work. But I also didn't want to be the person giving notes to writers when I wanted to be a writer. So, I saved as much money as I could and gave notice six months before I turned 30.
The last five years have been filled with career highs and lows. When your chosen profession is not one that comes with a clear path (like say, being a doctor), it can put you into panic mode and leave you frustrated when things don't go your way. Suddenly, you find yourself longing for the stability of that day job you hated. But during those times, I never thought about giving up. Even when I wasn't technically getting paid, I was still writing and producing material. When the TV stuff wasn't panning out, I wrote the book. When my agents weren't sending me out for jobs, I found new agents. Perseverance makes all the difference when you work in a creative field.
The same can be applied to relationships. If we gave up on them the first or second or third time we had our hearts broken, then we would all just end up alone.
So, that's a really roundabout way of saying: I'm sorry I've been neglecting my blog. I promise I'll try to keep writing posts... that aren't Bachelor related. BUT you guys can write content for the site too! I love getting contributions from readers. Here's what I'm looking for when it comes to relationship posts: Funny, unique, fucked-up stories about your break-up or any other life related BLOW OFF. Here's what I'm not looking for: a super long-winded, detailed, specific story about your current relationship that ends with you asking for advice about the guy or girl who's giving you all kinds of mixed signals. Send your stories to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise, it'll feel really cathartic. And maybe, you'll even meet your future husband or wife because of it.