New Chapters With a New Platform

My back is against the wall. I am on the floor. An unusual spot to write a blog, wouldn’t you say? My ears are battling between the dryer tumbling my bed sheets and Buckle jeans, and my binge watching of Supernatural on Netflix. My soul is at peace. 

In less than 19 hours, I’ll be starting my first day of a new chapter in 2017 at University of Wisconsin campus as a new faculty member. Yes, I now work for one of the top Universities in my country. Welcome to adulthood, Marie! Here is an adult job. I mean, better late than never, right?

So, before I go on my babbling with this blog, let me throw this little disclaimer out there. This blog is solely my thoughts, knowledge, and opinions. No one else’s. Now back to your regular broadcasting:

I’ve had multitudes of chapters and good karma for myself already in 2017 and it’s not even March yet. A new apartment, Spring semester for college, paying off two meaningless loans, and now a new job. Surely when one door closes, another one opens, and for shits and giggles. I also just booked my trip to Toronto for a week in May, so I am guaranteed another adventure in late spring before my 31st birthday.

Maaaaaaaaaaaan, have I been busy!! I am also like five poems away from finishing my first draft of my fourth book. I have ideas brewing for the book cover design, a change in the title, and a creating a new media trailer for promotion purposes. My fourth book will be published in the Summer.

With my new apartment, I’ve also been getting back into my cooking, of which is part of my original platform for my blogging and writing. With a newly badass kitchen and the opportunity to put a grill on my front porch. Wouldn’t you take the advantage? 

Tonight I made some bad ass chicken wings. Garlic Honey Ginger Wings to be exact. I used Weber’s Garlic Honey dry rub and mixed it with ginger. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Easy snack or light dinner. This is just the start of my return to my cooking posts with my new platform. Return the topics that actually worked from the get go.

Ya know, how dope would it be to live the life of Anthony Bourdain, Guy Feiri, or Andrew Zimmern? I certainly would never bitch about my life if I ever reach that pedestal. That’s for damn sure. Travel, eat, travel, write, sleep, travel some more.

Speaking of traveling, if you have any sweet food spots or chill spots to share that’s in Toronto, speak up! I don’t drink though. I have a different philosophical approach to life nowadays since my revelations in my late twenties you may say.

I am also currently expanding that philosophy with a new direction with health, fitness, and my own definition of wealth. With that I have partnered up with a personal trainer here in my city and let me say, it’s a slow progress. It is one obstacle that is teaching me patience with life and myself.

To succeed in life, you need to be a jack of trades. That’s why I also brought the camera back out of it’s bag and I am continuing on learning more techniques of video production in the world of college. Now, I should get back to working on finishing my draft for my next poetry collection to publish.