A Leap Day Announcement

For weeks now (or has it been longer!), I have been hinting about some really exciting things that are coming down the pike for me. Well, I think I am finally ready to make that announcement, without feeling like I am going to jinx everything. While I have not been posting as much to the writing prompts from The Writer’s Post, GBE2: Blog On and BFF ~ Blogging For Fun, I have remained somewhat busy with organizing and preparing for this day. So without further ado…

First, I am excited and proud to announce that I have been asked to be a columnist for the website: Proverbs & Wisdom. In addition to my column I will be an editor for their mini-magazine. My goal is to incorporate my expertise as Today’s Working Woman while promoting empowerment, encouragement and enlightenment in order to help individuals become wiser and reach new levels of success. This is the mission of Proverbs & Wisdom and I am thrilled to be a part of it! The new site is ready to launch tomorrow, so hopefully, my first column will be posted. However, in the coming weeks and months I will be providing links to all of my columns as well as other projects that I have been privileged to be a part of as an editor.

Second, as many of you know (or not know for that matter), I have been writing for the Examiner.com for some time. Examiner.com has partnered with CBS Local for an exciting new program, Assignment Center for Examiners (ACE). They asked me to apply and after reviewing my application, they extended me a special opportunity to write for the San Francisco CBS Local – Travel & Outdoors beat. Since they could only invite a small handful of Examiners for this new program, I was selected based on my high-quality contributions and effective localization. Needless to say, I am beyond excited about this opportunity as it means I will have content on the San Francisco CBS Local website for my category of Travel and Outdoors. Now I know that it probably looks like I have not spent too much time traveling and being outdoors, but the fact of the matter is that yes, I have traveled quite extensively across the U.S. since I was very young. The fun part of this is that I will be writing about things that I never thought I would and being able to share them with my local San Francisco Bay community. Keep in mind that the CBS Local website can be seen nationally, so I will have the opportunity for more national exposure to my writing. How cool is that! I will let you all know when my first article is published.

Third, in the coming months I will be working on providing a new feature to the Today’s Working Woman website. The date has not been finalized, but I will be putting together my first Podcast sometime in 2012. So if there are any ideas that you would like for me to talk about, now is the time to share those with me. I look forward to hearing your ideas and such and hope you continue to follow me along this amazing journey that I have started with Today’s Working Woman.

And finally, while it seems like I am very busy with all of these projects, I still plan on my continuing with my other writing projects, including my book reviews (which are now being posted in multiple locations – more about that to follow soon), writing my novel and cookbook, and writing my other articles that I contribute to Yahoo! Voices and the Examiner.com and for the three blogging communities that I have been apart of for approximately the last year.

Whew!

Well… what do you think? I hope you are as excited as I am about all the upcoming changes for me! I know it sounds like a lot, especially since I said I wanted to simplify things in my life. Actually, when I sat down and worked this all out, it really did simplify everything going on in my life as it gave me the direction that I had been seeking for some time. There are still some areas in my world that need further organization, de-cluttering and simplification, but that will all happen in due course. Oh, and lest I forget, I still have a surprise or two up my sleeve for later!

Hoping everyone had the Happiest of Leap Days!

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  • Jo

    I couldn't be happier for you, but I am somewhat concerned that you are overloading yourself!
    It all sounds wonderful and if you weren't also working, it would be a good situation all the way 'round, are you sure you can do all of that and work?
    I can feel your excitement and I can't help but smile, I am so happy you are putting yourself out there and saying, "Hey, look what I can do!" So proud. ♥

    • I here your concerns, but truthfully, I've stopped doing many other things that I used to do that I never wrote about. My day job is really a breeze because when the 5:00pm bell rings, everyone goes home, so I am no longer compelled to stay and work late. The really value work-life balance and this is the primary reason I am able to do all these great things that I have wanted to do for so very long.

      When it comes right down to it, all I am really doing is writing and this is what I love to do.

      Thank you so much for your tremendous support and friendship. I value it immensely! ♥

    • Jo

      Okay then, if you're happy, I'm just gonna sit here an smile myself silly! ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Congratulations, Susan! You are an inspiration! Best of luck to you in your new column. I'm looking forward to seeing your link to it! I'm in Monterey, not far from S.F., so your column might come in handy, as I'm not that familiar with S.F. We did take our daughter to S.F. Ballet for an audition several weeks ago and had an amazing lunch at Nepenthe. It was the best French Onion soup I ever had and great rustic up to date atmosphere. 🙂

  • Wonderful news!!! Exciting news! I am glad things are working out for you so well.

  • Susan what exciting news!! This sounds like you are going to be busy in a fun way!! Keep us posted and share your links!! So happy for you 🙂 Cheers, Jenn.

  • Congratulations! Happy for you!

  • Congratulations Susan!! Wonderful news!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

  • Gosh, a lot of exciting things on the horizon for you, congratulations! And thanks for visiting our weds hop.

  • KAT

    Sounds like you have many wonderful opportunities. Best of luck with all of it. Wishing you nothing but tremendous success!

  • Susan,

    I'm so happy for you! Congratulations! Talk about being a busy writer! How exciting to have your writing on CBS. That's a great accomplishment. I'm happy too that we'll have you at Proverbs & Wisdom. It is such an honor! I wish you all the best with all your writing. I know you'll do exceedingly well.

  • Stopping by for the blog hop. Nice to meet you. I'm a new follower.