Spilling drinks on myself and others since ’97
I’m Shelby Starace and this is not my first blog. I’ve been a writer my entire life, which means I have a graveyard of half-filled journals and deactivated blogs. Why would this be any different? Well, I’m hoping my recent graduation will leave a big enough whole in my life to squeeze a blog into.
On that note, I am a recent graduate from Drake University with an BAJMC in Public Relations, with emphases in English, Sociology, and Gender Studies. Originally from a suburb, I now live in the oh-so-sprawling metropolis of Des Moines, often times found at the martini bar on 4th Street or sipping coffee on Walnut. Other titles I have been known to occupy are bartender, barista, associate event planner, social media coordinator, and Capricorn. It sounds like a lot, and it is, but in my experience busy is the only way to be.
Intentions, Ambitions, Libations
For the purposes of this blog and digital portfolio however, I am mostly a Public Relations professional, activist, and plant-eater. My intentions here are to give a digital access point to share my work with potential employers or clients, as well as a space to exercise my writing skills and produce content that I find interesting.
My long term ambitions are a little all over the place, but I have my hands in some public policy work, non-profit, and small business. Professionally, I have big dreams of being published and maybe running for public office sometime in the next decade, but for now I’m only focused on figuring out post-grad life.
On a more personal note, I’m looking forward to having the time and energy for more live music, experimenting with vegan cooking, and traveling to visit friends.