So there seems to be a few new knights sitting at the Findingravity round table. While being Freshly Pressed is certainly an amazing experience, mostly I’m just overwhelmed by the fact that there aren’t enough excited/dancing/do the dougie-ing GIFs on the internet for me to express how happy I am, and how welcome I want all of my new readers to feel.
I wanted to give a little background on this blog, because I know you all probably lead superhero lives outside of the blogosphere, and don’t have time to sift through the last year of Findingravity. Or maybe you do.
I started Findingravity just over a year ago, with hopes of finding a creative outlet. That’s a fancy way of saying I was really restless and bored, and I needed a starting point. I was working four jobs, nannying, coaching volleyball, substitute teaching, and working nights at a restaurant, but I was craving something more intellectual. I taught High School English for five months in Australia, and came home to America with hopes of landing a teaching job in my own country. To my dismay, no matter how many applications I sent out, nowhere seemed to be hiring. Over a teary conversation with my mom on the phone, told her that it felt like I had lost my sense of gravity. I was just floating through life with no direction. I’m pretty sure I also cried, blew my nose in my sleeve, and wasted a tank of gas sitting in the car. (Come at me environmentalists, I totally left my car running the whole time.)
It’s been quite the journey to get here:
I was Freshly Pressed once, and then twice. (Thank you, thank you!!)
My blog lead me to applying for and nailing my dream job in NYC. It also helped me nab my own column with LA Family Magazine.
I’ve talked about relationships and been super vulnerable to a bunch of strangers
I’ve dissected writers block and the creative process
I told you all about my older brother who passed away
And my fear of sharks
Findingravity hosted an anti-bullying campaign
And talked about my love of music here, here, and here
That should get you started!
To the right you’ll see a menu with a few different buttons, these link to all of my social media sites. You can shoot me an email, find me on Pinterest, check out my fly pics on Webstagram (Instagram), listen to some tunes from my 8tracks, and follow me on Twitter where opinions expressed are purely my own, and are most likely ridiculous, but you you’re already here, so I’m assuming you know what you’re getting yourself into.
Findingravity ALSO has a Facebook page. Click like (do it, I double dog dare you) and be up to date on all Findingravity related news. This includes any cute Kid President videos I find, FG giveaways, music I dig, and even blog posts by OTHER bloggers that I dig and want to share with the rest of the world.
This blog is a steady mix of humerous self deprecation (you DID read correctly when I said I blew my nose in my sleeve) and vulnerability. While I definitely toggle with and internal debate of what parts of my life I want to share openly with the world, I’m not afraid to talk about the battle wounds that brought me here.
If there is something in particular you’d like me to write about, or talk about, or if there is something you are itching to know, feel free to shoot me an email: carley (at) findingravity (dot) com.
Fist bumps all around, and I look forward to taking the next part of this adventure with you.
Let’s do this!