So, I got a new job. At Candy Industry Magazine.
I’m going to be an associate editor.
It’s a big change for me, and I think it can best be summed up by one of the interview questions.
Them: Do you know what sunshine journalism is?
Me: When you expose corrupt politicians by shinning light on them?
Them: Um. No. When you write happy stories.
Me: Oh. Yes. THAT. Of course. I love THAT.
My last day at the Northwest Herald is Thursday, Dec. 16. That’s also my little brother’s 21st birthday. (Hi Steve!) Not sure if there’s some sort of metaphor in there, but I feel like there should be.
Perks of the new job include: More money, free candy samples, health insurnace that cost half as much, free candy samples, candy convention trips, a Monday-Friday schedule, and free candy samples. Also, free candy samples.
And for those wondering, yes, of course I am still going to be the youth director at church. Two jobs ain’t nothing for this girl. Also, the job is in Deerfield, and I’m still going to live in Naperville, so my commute is still going to suck. But that’s only because I like to work as far away from my home as I possibly can. Duh.
So, wish me luck, say a prayer for me, and feel free to ask me in a month about new Snicker’s products or what exactly M&Ms was thinking with their new marketing plan.