Kathy changes jobs; gets a life
She's an award-winning journalist. No, a teacher. No, an artist. No, a novelist. No, a sailor! No, a newsletter editor!
What a year it's been for Kathy. She quit her job at The Bellingham Herald in July to work a couple of part-time jobs at Western Washington University and got started on that great American novel. She passed a grueling test to get her Master's License. Now she's talking about going to grad school in the fall of 1997. She's truly found that golden egg.
In 1996, She also
- made her debut as an artist, exhibiting a folksy sculpture she made at a Fairhaven art exhibit in March
- finally began writing the book she said she would always write. For starters: a fictional account of her dating and sailing adventures.
- qualified for a "six-pack" and 50-ton captain's license with the U.S. Coast Guard
- won four journalism awards for a series of stories she did in late 1995 about secret - if not illegal - votes taken by the Bellingham City Council.
- reacquainted herself with newspaper layout and mastered PageMaker
- weathered her first earthquake since moving to the West Coast.
- became a "great aunt" when Liz Cook gave birth to the cutest little baby, ever, Isaac Best, in late July.
- taught two newswriting classes at Western Washington University where she prides herself in being the journalism instructor from hell!
- took the GRE (graduate record examination) for the first and last time. (Don't even think about asking what her scores were. We'll leave that up to the UW.)