Archive for February, 2012

Good Times 30,000

Capturing the Moments!

So much excitement lately, I can hardly believe it is all really happening.

First off, I went to an amazing event at the American Museum of Natural History hosted by AMNH and Sci Am called the Beyond Planet Earth tweetup! Needless to say it was out of this world! I got to meet a few of the editors at Sci Am that I have always dreamed of shaking hands with and the event and presentations themselves were absolutely incredible, you can check out the photoblog and beautiful pictures taken by Erica Angiolillo here.  It was a fantastic night, though a bit cold, for strolling the streets around the museum, which Erica and I did mainly because we could not find the correct museum entrance to the event but nonetheless, we had fun and she got some gorgeous shots!

Second, I have been invited to go to a photo shoot NEXT WEEK for 20/20 magazine! I am going to be headed to a studio in Manhattan to get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at some killer eyewear and perhaps even a possibility of some cat eye glasses being modeled. I am in heaven! And you know what else? You are coming with me! I will be tweeting and tweetpic-ing, facebooking and blogging away my little adventure in the big city. I would have never thought I would ever get invited to attend a fashion photo shoot, as an optometrist and a blogger it just really doesn’t seem to be in the cards of my career but it seems lady luck has dealt me a winning hand and I can’t wait to soak in this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

The third thing I wanted to tell you about is, though I have been trying to give myself a little bit of a break from writing this month, my blog has reached 30,000 views! I am overwhelmed and so happy! I have been fiercely writing for Sci Am, Review of Optometric Business, Scientopia and Review of Optometry (my article on TIA and stroke is being published in that journal next month) for the last 7 months or so and figured it was time for me to take a brief break (2-3 weeks or so) and just take it all in. It has been very, very hard for me not to pitch another idea for an article and I actually have one I am trying to resist pitching at the moment because I think it’s important for me to take a step back, breath and just celebrate for a little while.

That said, next week you know I will be writing and blogging away regarding the 20/20 magazine photo shoot! I can hardly wait! Be sure to follow me on both Twitter and Facebook, that is where I will be posting pics and tweets like crazy next Wednesday!

Until then… sincere thanks and feel free to topic-request me!

Cheryl Murphy OD


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