Two years ago today, this journey began as a passion project. I had so much love for the entertainment industry and I simply HAD to find an outlet to express such a love. I began this blog as an entertainment journalism blog, as that is what I was sure I wanted to pursue as a career when I was but a wee freshman.
A lot can change in two years. A lot SHOULD change in two years.
Now, as I sit at my desk, dog-tired from a long day of Public Relations courses, I feel a sense of pride for this little passion project and what it represents: the beginning of the rest of my life. Creating this blog was the first action I took toward initiating myself into my field of interest. At the time, I was enamored by the entire entertainment industry and as such, I tried so hard to write diverse and multifaceted posts that encompassed EVERYTHING. Over the past two years, however, it has become increasingly apparent that my heart lies within the theatre industry. Be they straight plays or musicals, they have my heart. They are what matters to me and they are what I wish to discuss on my website as we move forward.
With that being said, I have decided to revamp things here at emilykate.org . While I cannot promise that I will write once a day, or even once a week (college is hard, y’all), I can promise that when I do write, it will be worth your time to read it. There are such great lessons to be learned from theatre and if I can help even ONE person to see himself or herself in a certain character, or fall in love with a show or score, then it’s a good day.
The career I am now pursuing is one in press relations for theatrical shows. This means that my job will be to, literally, deliver shows to you all–the audience members– and make sure your perceptions and opinions are being heard. I cannot emphasize enough how much your participation in discussions means to me. If you have requests, send them to me! My contact information can be accessed via the top menu. Tell me if you agree or disagree with me. Even if your comment is something along the lines of ” I HATE that show,” or “I’ve never heard of that actress,” I welcome them! You KNOW I love hot takes. Since I am of the belief that nothing is as medicinal or inspiring as theatre, I hope this will be a safe space of interaction between us all and I look forward to what we can create/accomplish/discover together.
Happy 2nd Birthday, emilykate.org. Seeing the ways in which you have evolved these past two years is such a warm reminder of my journey toward a profession I love wholeheartedly. Here’s to many more stories to be shared and milestones to be conquered.
Love and light, and all good things. – EK ❤