Saturday, 21 February 2009

A First Time For Everything



Two fantastic firsts yesterday.

On the writing front, I banked my first cheque as a freelance journalist. (I feel rich now!)

And on the PhD front, I submitted my first conference paper. This was a submission to the ACL student workshop - if it's accepted, I'll be off to Singapore in summer! The paper reviewing is supposed to be blind, so I can't tell you what my paper is about until I find out whether it's been accepted - roll on 12th April.

These things are supposed to come in threes, so I'm waiting for #3.... :)

14 comments:

Dedene said...

Congrats on all fronts! Here's to getting paid for what we love to do.

Jenny Beans said...

All good blessings come in threes. Here's hoping your third is just around the corner.

Fantastic news. Congratulations on your first payment as freelance writer! And good luck on your paper review. Summer in Singapore. What a thought.

Debbie said...

Well, congrats on both of those! That is exciting.

Chef E said...

That is great news Rachel! I hope this happens for me soon :) Let's Dance again!

Domestic Executive said...

Congratulations Rachel - it's a nice feeling to accomplish something and it's even better when you get a reward!

JT

Jeanne said...

Cool beans! Let us know if (when) you win!

lisa said...

Great news about the cheque! It's a good feeling.

Cheryl said...

That's amazing!! Congratulations!!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Thank you everyone :) I know that was a slightly self-indulgent post but I'm excited with life right now! :) Proper post with photos coming up shortly...

phd in yogurtry said...

First paycheck -- quite a landmark - congrats! and good luck with your submission. visualize it! singapore, here you come?!

Diane said...

Whoo hoo!!! Congrats!!! Here's to #3!

Heather said...

Congrats!! :) and Good luck!!

Emmie said...

lots and lots of luck!! x

veggie belly said...

how wonderful! congrats on both! I hope you make it to singapore its one of my favorite places!

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