Overthinking

Tweet Hello! It has been awhile! While recently redesigning my website and shifting my blog to it’s own home within the larger site, I noticed how long it has actually been since I have last blogged. (November 2012, for those curious.) Upon reviewing the drafts I had began, I realized that I spend so much time writing for work that I have largely dropped writing for myself. There are a dozen ideas jotted into drafted posts, waiting for additional research, context and fuller thoughts before hitting a “publish ready” state. I created these drafts with the full intent to readdress them properly into more fully developed posts. However, I abandoned my poor drafts and have almost ceased to write for myself during the past year and a half.   After leaving my job in February, in search of inserting creativity back into my day-to-day, I’ve decided some of this could be met by nurturing more of my own projects, including this blog. And I don’t need to over think my writing that I do here. It is allowed to be an open space for me to express my thoughts and keep far away friends and contacts updated on myself and my work. While this blog began as an outlet to write about marketing and technology, I have grown it to include everything I may feel like posting, including travel and cooking. I am also partially through a project to migrate content I have published on other blogs and sites of mine over the years, in an effort to consolidate my writing. I’ll continue to blog here but it will...

Reading and Holding On

Tweet In celebration of having a home to call my own once again, I subscribed to a handful of magazines. I was sad to see half of my regular magazines are no longer published, since my subscriptions ran out in 2011. ReadyMade and Budget Travel – You will be missed. I highly recommend subscribing to magazines through Amazon. It makes it incredibly easy to keep track of where in your subscription you are, reordering, changing address and viewing your subscription history. It’s also completely transparent when you will be receiving your magazine. To view your magazine subscriptions in Amazon, 1. Log into your account. 2. Under “Orders”, look to the second column, “More Order Actions”, and select “Manage Magazine Subscriptions”. I renewed my subscriptions to Time Out New York, Nylon and Harper’s Bazaar. I also added Elle Decor, Town & Country and Better Homes and Gardens, which I find myself buying frequently in airports and bodegas. A few months ago, I also subscribed to the International Herald Tribune. A newspaper subscription in the year 2012 — on my Kindle Fire. Digital magazine publishing is still many years away from even tempting me to quit buying the physical editions. I want to rip pages out and save them. A few, I want to keep on my shelf in their entirety to go back and reference. I want to take them with me, pick up in the middle, and browse backwards, if I please. The major publishers have vendors who digitalize their entire catalog, and possibly even handle distribution, and there is a lot lost in this transaction. It feels like...

Putting Down Roots

Tweet I very much value stability. Stability in my day-to-day, my relationships, my finances, my work. After my half-year of travel, regaining that stability has been my top focus. I moved to New York. I found some work. Now almost a full year after I left Atlanta, in search of what else the world was made of, I am moving into a new apartment today in Brooklyn. It’s a good catch. I’m quite excited about it. The rest of life is still sorting itself out, but it is incredibly rewarding to celebrate the little victories along your path. Postcards are welcome: 222 Metropolitan Ave Apt 3 Brooklyn, NY...

I Might Be Being Naive

Tweet The past three months have been, on a whole, what I expected. A lot of sitting in front of my computer, diligently job searching, emailing, networking. Catching up with friends and contacts, networking and meeting new ones. Happy hours! (Atlanta, you really need to get with it on this one.) A little snow, a little sun. A lot of music. I’m still eagerly searching for an exciting new...

I’m Moving from Atlanta to New York

Tweet I’m moving to New York. This is no surprise to many of you. I joke that I have been half-living there for about five years from the sheer quantity of time I have been spending there for both work and pleasure. In 2008, I spent over 200 days camped out there! Every time I left, it would get harder and harder. I’ve decided to stop fighting that feeling. It’s obviously where I want to be. So I am relocating myself at the beginning of 2012 to Brooklyn. Now that I am home from my world travels, I am beginning my job search actively. I look forward to finding a small creatively-focused agency with a great mix of clients, or a great brand, preferably including the entertainment vertical, which I miss working with very much. New York is my favorite city and I look forward to living there full-time, with its incredible energy, diversity, creativity and business. I can’t wait to be closer to friends I don’t see often enough. I will have to make it a mission to find proper Mexican food in the city! I have yet to unearth any. I’m anxious to get started on a new project and am excited at the prospects I have already come across. I adore Atlanta and the South, but I know I can always come back. Drive A Faster Car will remain focused on Atlanta, Decatur and Athens. New York doesn’t need it. DaFC turned ten years old this December 2. It’s a little hard to believe. I feel like I have a child. I have blogged for ten...

People No Smarter Than You

Tweet You tend to get told that the world is the way it is, but life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact; and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again. – Steve Jobs inĀ PBS’ “One Last...