My 26th Year
Hello Reader, I’m very happy to announce the (I’m sure much anticipated) first blog post for the Samantha Larrick Editing website. For many years now I’ve been pondering starting a blog, but there are so many blogs out there that it seems like there’s nothing new to talk about. When I started my website (years in the making, might I add?) it seemed like the perfect opportunity to jump into the blog scene. The theme? Me. My life, my adventures, my everyday activities, with occasional writing and editing tips. A lot is changing this year, which is good because I’m not exactly where I hoped I would be by this point in my life.
Most people don’t really feel their age until their 40s or 50s, but my body’s been snap-crackle-popping since I was 12 (thank you dance). I turned 26 this year, and even though that’s still young, it hit me kind of hard. I’m now closer to 30 than I am to 20, and I am nowhere near where I want to be in life. By 26, I imagined I’d be working in some fancy office (with a view of course) editing manuscripts and discussing which to acquire with my boss, not freelancing, working in childcare, and endlessly job-searching. Thus ensued, a couple meltdowns. After the melting down, I vowed to make this a positive year. Nobody can make me feel bad about myself but me, and I don’t want to feel bad. I like my job at Lakeridge; the people I work with are wonderful and I enjoy (most of) the kids that I watch on a regular basis. I love my job as a freelance editor and writer, being able to set my own schedule and work from home. I have wonderful friends and an amazing boyfriend; my life is great, despite the fact that I haven’t accomplished the goals I laid out for myself.
This year is a year of change for me. I’m finishing my Masters degree, hopefully getting a new job, traveling to new and exciting places, and, probably most exciting of all, my brother’s coming home from the Marines; a lot of change and I’d like to share it all with you.
Stay tuned for the exciting year ahead.
Originally published June 1, 2018