10.08.2007

Moving Update

The Spoon might be a little quiet over the next few days so I'd like to take this moment to prepare you for my temporary absence, as I finish getting my crap together for my upcoming move to New York. The reality of my move is starting to hit me, as is my growing need to pack. All of this means I'll be a little preoccupied over the next few days and likely won't have any new posts until the end of the week. Although if everything goes according to plan, I'll be relaxing in Brooklyn come Wednesday evening.

Thanks again to everyone who's offered support or anyone who's thought about offering support but is too much of a lurker to actually say anything. You guys have been instrumental in helping me get my butt in gear and onto the next phase of my career and life.

Speaking of which, my career path just became a little bit clearer in the last couple of days. I had already decided to seek out internships at magazines and online publications to better spread my opinions into the unsuspecting public but yesterday I had an epiphany: Wouldn't I be better prepared to spread my opinions if I actually got educated first? I figure the answer is yes. So I'll be applying for journalism graduate programs in addition to writing internships.

Let me tell you, I'm pretty thick in the head for not seeing this sooner. Journalism isn't just about reporting labor strikes and stock prices anymore and several programs, including NYU's Journalism department, focus on "arts, fashion, leisure, sports, entertainment, ideas, and literature..." Boy oh boy is that right up my alley. And with contacts from NYU (or another program) I'll have all the necessary tools to share my crap far and wide.

In summary, my new plan of attack is to get to New York, find a new place for myself, my brother, and our roommate, get a magazine internship, take the GREs, complete the necessary journalism graduate school applications (before the December/January deadlines), and then get into as many of them as I can. Easy as pie.

I'm also considering starting yet another blog (yes, I know you're already sick of me but I might do it anyway) about my new experiences in New York. I'm hoping the posts on this hypothetical blog won't be about my first mugging or how I got felt up by a homeless man on the subway, but only time will tell.

Take care everyone and I'll see you all on the other side.

10 comments:

Mike Spoodles said...

Good luck! I love New York, so I'll keep up with that blog too.

Sadie said...

Holy schnikeys! WEDNESDAY?! Wow!

Can't wait to read the new blog. NYU's j-dept sounds way cooler than the U of Memphis. Big shocker there, right?

Anyway-- good luck with the big move, be safe, blah blah blah fishcakes, and

holy crap Tony Romo just got picked off for a TD.

Anyway. Hope you have a great move, can't wait to hear all about it!

Cat said...

Good luck, man!! Go see a hockey game once in awhile, eh? ;)

april said...

Woohoo yay! Woohoo yay!*
XL Good luck with the move.

*support chanting

Kristen said...

Good luck with the move and the new plan! I'd totally read a blog about NYC living.

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Good luck! I'd love to go to NYU, too bad money is such a major issue for me. :(

Sarah said...

Good luck!!!
I didn't forget about Funny Farm, just got back from vaca. :-)
Watch out NY here comes The Spoon!

BOSSY said...

Move to nuh-nuh New York? Bossy is too jealous to speak.

Matt said...

thanks for everyone's well wishes. I arrived safely and am trying my best to adjust to the six hour time difference.More to come. Take care everybody.

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