Hello! It’s been a month since my last blog post about my life spiraling out of control. I am happy to report that I am no longer in the midst of a life spiral. My life is still crazy busy, but my brain hurts a little less. Today, I want to talk about how I have been feeling like such an adult lately due to a conference I went to. It’s a new (and scary) feeling.
I’m Such An Adult
This past week, I got an amazing opportunity to attend the Allied Media Conference in Detroit. As a journalist major, I have identified going to a conference as the epitome of “making it” in the industry. Especially if someone else is paying for you to go (which is what happened in my case). I’m still in shock that I – a lowly undergrad student with very little journalism experience – got to go to an actual conference. What is my life.
I had such a fantastic time. I learned how to make embroidery patches. I loved it so much that I had to go to my local craft store to buy patch-making supplies, and I can’t wait to make some more. I got to go hear the editor Lisa of Bitch Media speak about publishing, which was definitely a highlight of the conference for me.
In general, it was such a cool experience. Everyone there was young and a good chunk of them were queer, so I was surrounded by my people. My heart is so happy. And I feel so grown-up.
Plus, I got to go fangirl over old art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, so I really can’t complain.