It’s not often that people get paid to do what they love. For the past 4 years I’ve worked at a desk job that pays the bills. It’s not a bad job, but it’s nothing I’m passionate about. I’ve had to squeeze in everything else in during my spare time: writing this blog, volunteering with the Montavilla Farmer’s Market, running the PDX Food Swap, and coordinating weddings and events.

But as of next week, that’s all gonna change. As of next week, I’m going to do what I love full time! I’m coming on board with Plate & Pitchfork, as an event planner.

I am so damn excited.

I’ll spend my summer working on farms alongside some of the best chefs, producers, farmers, winemakers in the region. During the rest of the year, I’ll be coordinating ForkLift events, private events, weddings, and fundraisers. We’ve got some exciting things in the works. And, if you’re ever in need of an event planner, you now know who to call!

But, don’t fret! I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be writing and posting here on my blog. In addition, I’ll be contributing and editing the Plate and Pitchfork Blog. If anything, this ensures that you’ll hear from me more often. :)

All that to say, I can’t wait. I’m overwhelmed, and excited, and grateful.

Here’s to new beginnings! And to taking risks. And to doing what you love.

(Images courtesy of Plate & Pitchfork)

23 Responses

  1. Mary Rarick says:

    Congratulations! I am thrilled for you.

  2. Congrats lindsay! That always the end goal…gettin paid for what ya love! I’m happy for you :)

  3. Pauly says:

    Congratulations, my friend. You’re great at what you do, and I’m so pleased you’re able to get paid for what you love. Onward!

  4. R. Shelley says:

    Hurray! This is wonderful news! Break free from the desk and don’t look back, girl.

  5. Ash Pow says:

    SO excited for you, Lady Linds!! You’ve worked so hard and you deserve this. Best of luck to you!

  6. Congratulations Lindsay! What a thrilling development for you. Love it when passion meets cash, baby! I know you’ll be fabulous and will have a great time in the process. Woo Hoo!

  7. Lidia says:

    Congratulations Lindsay. Looking forward to living vicariously through your posts.

  8. Oh my gosh! Congrats, Linds!!
    So great to hear. Persistence pays off… Can’t wait to hear more about it. :)

  9. Bethany says:

    I’m so happy for you, Lindsay!! This rocks. Well done. So excited to see how your passion and dedication will continue to pay off : )

  10. Lana says:

    That sounds perfect! Happy winds to you on your new endeavor! Looking forward to hearing about your escapades!

  11. Nicole says:

    Congratulations! How exciting for you :) I’d still love to grab coffee sometime! :D

  12. Congratulations! What a perfect job for you! I can’t wait to hear about all of the cool events you put together…

  13. Meg says:

    I am so thrilled for you. Congratulations!!

  14. Mari says:

    Can I say, “I told you so!” I knew it was only a matter of time before all your hard work paid off. So pumped for you Linds. You’re the best person for this job!

  15. LOVE this post! YES to living a life of passion and hard work, doing and celebrating what you love! Twittering and Facebooking Plate and Pitchfork now, too. Can’t wait to read and hear all about your new adventures! Rest up!!

  16. MAYYYYYYYYJOR congrats. Nothing beats doing something you love!

  17. sarah says:

    Congrats! What a great fit. Soooo excited for you!

  18. BakeryManis says:

    This is so exciting! I would love that type of job! I feel like there is so much possibility to find new opportunities in the growing (ha!) field of food love. Many congratulations.

  19. This is awesome. First of all I would like to congratulate you. It is really wonderful to do something you love. Good luck to you.

  20. My hearty congrats to you and a my best wishes for taking a stride toward something that you love. There are many people out there who just do something for the heck of it. I appreciate you. Keep up the great going.

  21. Stewart says:

    Many congratulations to you!!
    It’s great to work for what you love.
    A work and fun together.

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