Goodbye StarShine, You’ll Always Be A Part of Me

On July 26, 2001, I was a girl fearing my future. Unsure of who I was and where I was going. All I knew then was I loved writing and entertainment. I began StarShine to overcome my fear of interviewing people. On January 29, 2002, I found myself backstage at an Aaron Carter concert, terrified and beyond excited to be given such an opportunity so early on in my journalistic career. The day was surreal. I was hanging out with Aaron and his crew and yet that was only the beginning of my 9 year journey running StarShine Magazine. From there, it was a whirlwind of Nick Lachey sneaking me into a premiere, smoking a cigar with a Backstreet Boy, having a drink spilled on me by Jesse Bradford, almost being groped by Pretty Ricky and meeting Taylor Swift before anyone knew her. The question is why would I give up all those fun, sometimes crazy experiences?