Thanks to my absence throughout the majority of the summer, I’ve fallen out of the blogging habit. I’m finding it too easy to simply enjoy the little pleasures and exciting advancements in my life by, well, living them and not always writing about them.
As an aspiring writer, shame on me. But before we stamp me with a MASSIVE FAIL, an eloquent musician once said, “writing never takes the place of living.” I do believe in this wisdom, but I also think I’d be better off to find that perfect balance.
With that said, I have some exciting, uhh, career (!!) news. I’ve been writing and editing for the online magazine Press+1 for over a year now, and recently I got some very good news from the senior editor. It turns out she’s running a Publicity & Promotions company, and had an open position… Yes, yours truly is now the Toronto Music publicist for Press+1 Publicity & Promotions.
As you can imagine this is a major step in my career. Years ago I’d never have imagined that this was the route my life would take, but I am so happy that it has. Combine my love for music and live shows with my desire to interact with people and spread the word of great talent, and it’s obvious this new position is a great fit.
In a nutshell, I am in charge of publicity and promotions within the Toronto area for independent Canadian bands and musicians. This includes booking shows, arranging interviews and reviews with local media, and generating creative new ideas to promote the artist.
I’m so excited for the new challenges this position will bring, and I’m ready to face them head-on. I feel like I’ve grown into a stronger and more resilient person now than I was even just a year ago, and I’m certain that I’ll succeed. Hopefully this can evolve into a full-fledged career that I’ve helped to shape and define myself.
Hopefully I will finally strike that fine balance between writing about what I love and living out what I love.