First column more difficult than expected

Today, my first column printed in the Grand Forks Herald. You would think that someone who has more than five blogs and often writes about her own life would easily be able to write 20 to 25 inches introducing herself to the readers. However, that was not the case.

I don’t know what it is about writing introductory columns or “about me” pages, but it is one of the most difficult things for me. Maybe it’s the idea of boiling my life, dreams, personality and hobbies into just a couple paragraphs that freaks me out. Or, maybe it’s the fact that I really don’t think I’m that interesting. Either way, it was a challenge.

I spent hours writing and re-writing this column, asking myself “what do I want readers to know about me” and “what would they actually want to know about me.” I was finally able to cut it down to a couple major points:

  • I’m a writer,
  • I like to run,
  • I’m obsessed with blogs,
  • I like fashion,
  • I love music,
  • and I like to stay busy.

If you would like to read the full column, you can check it out here. If not, you should go check out my first Life & Style story. (It’s more interesting then my life anyway.)  The story is about AllisoNicole’s, which is a small business in Grand Forks that does interior design consultation, catering, floral design and clothing. The store is super cute and definitely worth a stop! Read the article to find out more, and then go check it out!

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