News from me—I’m joining Fortune Magazine as a Senior Writer based in San Francisco. Thanks to the amazing team at Google Ventures. I have learned a ton, met incredible people and learned what being “Googley” actually means.
Yet, I realized I really missed the Game.
The Game is the playing field for writers. It’s where you relentlessly search for and follow stories, where you spend countless hours agonizing over a story, where you beat yourself up when a competitor gets the story before you. It’s where you sometimes only have minutes to get a story up on the site, and your heart feels like it is leaping out of your body as you hit publish and update. Stories keep you up at night, but the best feeling is when something comes together in your mind in a single moment.
The Game can be a very dark place where you question whether you are actually good at the sport. Everyone is cynical and optimism is scarce.
But, then the moment you actually are able to tell an amazing story that touches people’s lives or makes them think in a way they did not before, it just brings you back in.
Fortune is a place where I can really dig into journalism and tell stories (something I love to do), via print, online and through video.
Time to get back on the playing field. Game on.