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Back to My Roots

I’ve always loved writing. I’m not the best speaker and found writing really allows for me to express my thoughts and feelings.

I’ve been somewhat uninspired over the last few years. Sure, I’d write on the blog, but it wasn’t until I had my daughter did I really feel passionate about a topic to write about. You guessed it – everything about being a mommy!

I’m not the most serious of people, but did manage to squeeze out some emotions in my Babble piece about having a preemie. So, I’ve continued to write – sometimes serious, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, and found a great outlet in the Red Tricycle Spoke Contributor Network!

I’m really excited to share my thoughts and experiences on this wonderful platform! Here are my first two pieces:

My Gestational Diabetes Ignorance

Six Reasons It’s Time For Some “Me Time”

Hope you enjoy reading my pieces as much as I enjoy writing them!

Throwback Thursday: Journalism Edition

For those who don’t know, I met my husband back in 2003 while we were both attending Purchase College in Westchester, New York.  The school is very much focused in the arts, and often times we spot former classmates in commercials, TV and movies.

Recently, he asked me if I remembered the name, “Constance Wu,” from school, and to my surprise, I did!  My husband brought her up because she is currently starring in the ABC sitcom Fresh Off The Boat.

I remembered that I had spoken to her after she performed during Apollo Night at the college. She was very, very sweet, unlike some of the other talent I spoke to that evening – I remembered that, too.

This night sticks out to me because it was my first time venturing out to interview people as a journalism student for a piece in our school paper, The Dispatch. I was a freshman, barely 100 pounds, and completely intimidated by the performers, who were not only spectacular, but upper-classmen. I remember thinking, I just want to get some answers and be done with it.  It turned out to actually be a lot of fun, and the pay-off was seeing my article in print!

I pulled out my binder with all of my old clips and found the article! It was so great to read it and relive memories from my freshman year of college. Check it out:

apollo_1

 

…And a very big congrats to Constance!

Morning, Laurie.