i’m still here

Hi, sorry about blog-absence, I am still here alive and kicking. New Jersey Marathon on Sunday! I am hoping for about a 3:40 or so. I am still working the overnight shift at the L.U.N.O. (Large Unnamed News Organization).

Actually I need to think about other career options as the company is “regionalizing” the department where I work. I could likely move to another city such as Philly or Atlanta, or two yet-to-be-determined cities in the Midwest and West, but I’m not sure I want to do that. (Well, I’m sure I don’t want to live in Philadelphia or Atlanta, no disrespect to those places intended).

Anyway I am hoping to transfer internally within the company and stay in New York but need to be exploring other options. I am hopeful that there won’t be any layoffs until 2009, though, so I have time.

In the event I am laid off I am trying to think of things to do, assuming I can’t land a city newspaper job immediately, as would seem likely. Obviously it is a tough time in the journalism business right now. One idea: Take a week or two and apply for various game and reality shows! (Amazing Race, Survivor, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, etc.). This website has guide to such reality shows. I also might consider freelancing or something — I understand it’s pretty hard to establish yourself but once you have you can make a v. decent living freelancing.

As for the Ne Year’s resolutions updates, yes I have slacked off on them. Kind of got bored doing it on a weekly basis. But will post an update after the marathon. For the record, I weighed in at 167 lbs. yesterday though. (The current girl I’m dating claims I’m “too thin” in fact and wants me to gain weight).

3 comments to i’m still here

  • CM

    You have to hustle a lot when you’re freelancing. If you get a great great great gig, you might get $3,000 for an article…so consider if you somehow got three of those in a year, you still wouldn’t be able to live on it. But on the other hand, you’d get to make your own schedule, and deduct expenses.

  • CM

    Anyway, you could always freelance and do other things at the same time.

    And there’s always that option of writing a book….

  • sally

    I don’t know how much money personal trainers make, but I think given what you’ve written about here on health, fitness, running, I think you have a great background.

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