2. ... today i am starting a new career.
for the past nearly 1.5 years, i've had my social small talk down pat: "My name is Katie. I work at the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I'm a writer. I write stories about the wish kids and other content for the website, etc."
starting today, i am officially the new volunteer coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul. after much thought and grown-up angst, i think i finally figured out what i want to do with my life (mostly because of this.)
hats off to a lovely run at the Make-A-Wish Foundation. ever since volunteering with the organization during college, it was my dream to work for the Foundation. most people have something they dream of doing, but not everyone can say they've actually done it. (catch the wish fever by reading some wish stories here -- about half of the ones on that page are my handiwork).
also hats off to my Make-A-Wish coworkers, just a few pictured here at 1 of 3 goodbye lunches i was treated to during my last week:
and it's looking like my new coworkers are going to be fabulous as well:
"Hi, my name is Katie. I'm a volunteer coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul." (details to follow...)
thanks for your faith in me: