Life-changing words of wisdom hit you when you least expect it. For me, this happened when I was casually talking to my sister over the phone last week.
I was stressing about how I was uncertain if I would get into graduate school and be able to move out of Oklahoma — two huge goals of mine this year — in such a short time frame. As I continued to spiral into a panic, over-explaining the complexity of every little step I was planning to take, she said “Alex, you need to start living on life’s terms, not yours.”
When my company let me know that I would be working remotely as the pandemic started to unfold, I was relieved.
I had just finished a week-long vacation in celebration of my birthday, spending time with friends and family, so stepping foot in an office was the last thing I wanted to do.
Despite most of the world spiraling into a panic, as a homebody, quarantine was a dream for me. But after a month of working from home, I was laid off.
I was working at a YouTube news channel in Los Angeles, living a life that I had…
Howdy, looks like you’ve stumbled on my portfolio! I’m Alex and I work as a freelance journalist in Oklahoma City. I lived in Los Angeles for nearly five years and moved back to Oklahoma, my home state, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am currently looking for full-time employment, so please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about my work or would like to collaborate. You can also follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn.
I currently freelance for Oklahoma City Free Press where I’ve been reporting on local senate, house, and city council races.
writing with my heart on my sleeve and occasionally commenting on politics.