Posted February 25, 2013 04:05 pm

New to the Log Cabin

After a whirlwind move, a long nine-hour car ride with a wiggly puppy and several hours in Wal-Mart picking up the essentials, you can imagine how getting back in a newsroom has made me a happy journalist.

My name is Angela Spencer and I am the newest reporter at the Log Cabin Democrat. I will be working the city and county beat so you'll see me around town at meetings and chasing down stories.

A lot has changed for me in the past two weeks. Earlier this month, after coming to visit my in-laws and interview for jobs, my husband and I finally made the decision to make the move from Georgia to Arkansas.

We had just about 10 days to pack up our tiny apartment north of Atlanta and get everything a newlywed couple collects in their first year of marriage - including our mini Australian shepherd - into two cars, a truck and a trailer.

My husband grew up in Cabot, but I spent the majority of my life in Georgia with a four-year stay in Jackson, Tenn. for college. I recently worked at a group of weekly papers in Georgia for nearly two years and I'm excited about my new job at the Log Cabin Democrat. 

My passion for journalism started in college, but it happened in a roundabout way. I was a theater major and I knew I would never change my course of study. All of a sudden I was in a photo class ... then on photo staff ... then a writer ... then eventually editor of our campus paper. Along the way I changed my major to journalism and have never looked back (well, I do miss the theater, but I love my chosen profession).

The move has been swift and I'm excited about jumping into Arkansas life. Traffic is better here (trust me) and I'm already looking forward to Toad Suck Daze, the farmers market and everything else this area has to offer.