Back to the Beginning

Posted on 30 November 2010

Washington College Magazine ran a brief profile on yours truly in The Writing Life section. Here’s the link to the online article.

Let this be a lesson to you: If you blog about humiliating childhood journal entries, including the stunning proof that you apparently couldn’t even spell “writer” at the age of 10, it will one day come back to haunt you!

Seriously, though, I’m happy to appear in this issue. It even makes me a bit nostalgic for my college days.

Do you read your alma mater’s publications? Facebook has kind of wrecked the best parts, hasn’t it? Status updates and access to online photo albums of weddings, new babies, new haircuts, etc. have killed the anticipation of flipping right to the Class Notes section of the magazine.

I imagine high school and college reunions have lost much of their drama, too, now that you can get a sneak peek at everyone’s life changes online before heading to the event.

I don’t know. Sometimes I think maintaining a little mystery in life is a good thing.

…says the girl who blogs and posts links to articles about herself.

5 responses to Back to the Beginning

  • lisahgolden says:

    Oh my goodness. I think that is so cool, but I can imagine that intersection of exposure and pride in being recognized for what you do.

    After years away from home, I attended my 25th (WHAT?) class reunion in 2009. Many of us had just found Facebook so I can’t attest to its effects on the gathering, but afterward, I felt so much closer to those people I grew up with and we’ve used Facebook to stay close which is pretty cool.

    And now some of them read my blog which is fun and a bit creepy because I am so prone to oversharing.

  • Congrats! Take pride! If I had an article about me published…anywhere I’d totally blog about it. Lol

  • Averil Dean says:

    Please never stop oversharing, Lisa. I love that about you. Kindred souls and all that.

    What a wonderful article, Laura. I’m so impressed with you, especially after seeing your accomplishments detailed that way. I’d be unbecomingly green with envy except that you’re such a sweetheart I can only wish the best for you.

  • Downith says:

    Laura – how delightful to see what you look like. Second – WOW – you must be some kind of wonderful writer and don’t let anyone (including you!) tell you different. Will look for Living Arrangements when it comes out.

    P.S. What is Facebook?

  • Thanks everyone! I would never be tempted to overshare if I didn’t have such awesome blog readers. And Downith, The Book of Faces is this new tool that helps you with all the important stuffing in life — like determining your celebrity love match, learning how to tend an electronic farm, and posting inappropriate photos from last year’s holiday party that subsequently get you fired. Come on now…this is Internet 101. :)

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