Hello! I’m Shawna Renee Cooper. I moved to Dallas, Texas three days after marrying the love of my life in Muncie, Indiana. It’s been a whirlwind few months, but Dallas is a wonderful city. Hey, when you have to make serious changes to your life…why not do them all at once?
We are adjusting to married life in a Dallas apartment with our kitty, Gabi. Join us on our journey!
I’m a journalist by trade, but I am currently looking for a new opportunity in Dallas. I’m never giving up the idea of one day being a full-time journalist or multimedia communications professional. I began my journey as a writer and editor. In 2007, I started freelancing photography. Photography is my passion. I love creating visuals that help tell a story. So, for now I will blog until my dream job comes around.
I worked in social work for ten years before graduate school at Ball State University. Why? If I could not have my dream job, then I wanted to use my skills to help other people. I worked with at-risk youth in a juvenile detention center for three years, advocated for abused and neglected children for five years, and managed cases for children with behavioral issues for two years. The life lessons I learned in compassion, empathy and resilience were all worth the time spent outside of my chosen career.
I have faith that everything will all work out!
Update: I am now the Marketing and Web Coordinator for Catholic Charities of Dallas!