Our team made it to the finish line of the first ever Lost Girls Race! My friend (and the designer of this website) Stephen Bailey volunteered to drive our borrowed van around beautiful Seneca Lake to transport our team of seven runners during the 77.7 mile relay race. Stephen even wrote about the adventure on his own website. LG supporters helped us raise $500 for two Kenyan girls’ education through Village Volunteers (the organization that Jen, Amanda, and I volunteered with in Kenya during our RTW trip). Many, many thanks for everyone who donated to the cause—you are changing lives!
In other news, I’ve finished up teaching writing and editing classes for the spring semester at the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College, and am now back to freelance writing and editing full time. My latest feature story is in Seventeen magazine’s June/July issue, “This Summer Could Change Your Life!” One of the biggest reasons I was first drawn to journalism is because it’s a job where you’re always learning something new. My latest lesson came when reporting on the story “3 Surprising Ways Your Brain Gets Better With Age” for Prevention.com.
Finally, The Lost Girls memoir came out in paperback last month! And the Italian version hit bookshelves. I’ll be doing a book reading at a library in the Syracuse area next month and will post event details soon.