My dream job, to write for Saturday Night Live, was sadly never realized. It probably has something to do with the fact that I’ve never lived in NYC, applied for the job, nor have any professional comedic writing experience. Let’s not dwell, okay?
Imagine my sheer surprise when Tina Fey contacted me this weekend and asked if we could collaborate on a project!!!!!!!!!!!!
You got me, that didn’t happen. But this did:
I applied to be a contributor for a Chicago-based website, Families in the Loop and my crazy was accepted! FITL’s tagline, “Where Parents Let Loose,” makes me feel right at home, especially because the hilarious Karen at Baby Sideburns just published an article called, “Help, My Daughter Broke Her Vagina.” Perfection.
Turns out a few of the bloggers I already love and follow are part of the FITL family, too. You’ll find the incomparable Julie DeNeen, who helped give my blog a much needed make-over (and is available to lend a hand if you need it!), and Stephanie Sprenger’s honest accounts of Mommyhood among the FITL contributors. I’m submitting my first piece this week and I am honored to be in such talented company.
I’ve also hooked up with a little coffee company, Cape Java, to write for its blog and work as one of its affiliates. If you’re a Keurig lover like myself, you can click the button on my left sidebar for a great deal on coffee or brewers. I’m a tiny bit obsessed with Gloria Jeans hazelnut, so I was more than pleased to jump on board with Cape Java. The fact that their prices are the best I’ve found doesn’t hurt either!
I may not be writing witty one-liners for the likes of “Weekend Update’s” Seth Meyers, but I am super excited for these new opportunities! Sharing more writing, meeting new people, and being proud of an accomplishment other than teaching someone to use the potty or a fork (not at the same time)–now that’s a kick ass Project Optimism Monday!
If you love the idea of starting your week with some happy, why not participate in Project Optimism?! Click here for more details! And if you link back to me, I’ll be sure that the lovely Anita adds you to her Project Optimism blogroll over at My Life is the Best Life.
Happy Monday, pals!