The past month and a half have been a complete whirlwind.
I began a new job as the Events and Outreach Manager at 826 Seattle, now known as The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas. We hosted three parties to celebrate the change and completely revamped our website. All of the news-breaking finally wrapped up yesterday and I'm able to think about things other than work.
But I'm not really complaining. This is a big change for us. After 9 years as 826, we've broken away from our National organization so we can continue growing and serving Seattle youth in the best ways we know how. For those of you unfamiliar with what we do, we're a non-profit writing and communication center for kids 6-18. And all of our services are free. We're very, very excited that our big secret and wonderful new name are now public knowledge.
Anyway, now that we've launched the new site and spread the word, I'm really, truly hoping I can get back to reading. I can't remember the last time I picked up a book, which is sad, especially since I have a pile just waiting to be read.
I'm also looking forward to posting again. I always feel like my life is a little off-balance when I take these steps away from the book world.
PS. To learn more about The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas, visit fearlessideas.org.