Tuesday, September 24, 2013

news and catching up

It's been awhile. So I'll start with the biggest news and go from there...

I am leaving the brewery. Yes, the brewery I just started working at in July (read about that change here). Because my dream of working for my amazing alma mater, East Carolina University has come true.

so official all I need is a whistle (name that song)
After my orientation on Sept 30, I will be the new public communications specialist with the working title "Director of Marketing" for the university’s College of Allied Health Sciences, handling the marketing of the college’s departments, preparing information for dissemination to the public, doing a few university visits to promote the College and managing the website content for the entire college. While I am very excited, I will genuinely miss the amazing guys I worked with at the brewery. They were a fun bunch, full of jokes and stories and I could tell they truly enjoyed their craft. I will miss hearing them laughing from the brewery and picking on each other about whatever they managed to get into on Wednesday night at the Ale House.

In other news, the 2014 Relay for Life of Edgecombe County (that I am co-chairing) is getting off to a great start! My chair, Caroline and one of our committee chairs, Pam and I went to a great workshop on Saturday and plotted out our new Relay site. Our biggest challenge is that we are moving the event to a new location and I can hardly wait for the exciting, busy months that lie ahead.
planning out the adventure ahead with Caroline & Pam
We also took Sawyer to his first Pirate game two weeks ago! Sawyer went and tailgated with us when he was around 6 months old and hasn’t been back since, so we were ready to take him to experience his first real football game… we didn’t make it to the second quarter. He wanted to go up and down the steps, was not interested in the game, and refused to sit still. Then I had the joy of hiking a mile back to our vehicle with him on my shoulders. Oh, and we lost the game. However, he had did have a good time tailgating and taking part in our pre-game traditions.

"sword" fighting with Ryan
Pirate ladies

ginger pirates
so excited watching the marching Pirates

INTENSE watching the pre-game

So, how’s life y’all’s way? I feel like I have missed out on so much while I have been trapped at my little table sitting within 5 feet of my boss for 8 hours a day with no internet access.


  1. SO excited for you!! I know how much you love ECU, so this must be a dream come true.

  2. Congrats on the new job!! I'm glad Sawyer had some fun at the game!!

  3. Congratulations!! I know you are beyond excited to work at ECU.

  4. CONGRATS!! That is exciting about the new job.

  5. Congratulations on the new job!!! I know this is super late, but I've been crazy out of the blogging world the past few months. Oh how I miss ECU!