[Editor’s Note: This is Brooke’s post — it even says so right at the bottom].
I got a job!
A little over a month ago, actually, which is why I disappeared from the blogosphere. I can’t mention my new employer by name, but I can say it’s part of an organization I’ve supported for many many years and I am happy to be affiliated with said unnamed entity. I am now responsible for the direct mail campaigns (AKA junk mail, useless clutter, paper waste) for my organization. I am encouraging a shift towards online solicitations, but the fact is, a lot of us actually respond to direct mail, which is why it continues fill our mailboxes every day.
A highlight from the new job was getting to sit fifteen feet from Elizabeth Edwards when she gave a speech at a work-related function. That was my second day. A few hours later, I heard Hillary Clinton talk, though my seat wasn’t as good. I was sorry to miss Barack Obama‘s speech, as I would’ve liked to have heard him. [Editor’s Note: "Blah, Blah, tea-parties with foreign dictators; invade Pakistan, Blah, Blah…"]
If the veil of secrecy is ever lifted (say, after my probation period), I’ll write in more detail about the experiences I’ve had. Suffice it to say there are some people in this city who are really commited to helping others change their lives for the better.