Meet The Founding Editor
I’m Rebecca, a writer-turned-accountant-turned-writer again. It took me four years of college and a grad program to realize that finances are important, the world does need accountants, we do need to pay taxes, and I can pursue other interests. After a circuitous journey, I ended up back where I always belonged—writing.
I’m the writer, the first-ever editor and co-conspirator at The Current You, conceived by Carmen and Melanie and from the relentless desire to produce positive content that motivates, supports, and connects women individually and collectively. I also freelance as a content creator and writer, and live with a writer, so perhaps I learned something by osmosis.
In lieu of a formal bio, I’ve answered the following questions:
Q. Three words that describe you?
A. Sassy, emotional, persistent.
Q. If your current body was suddenly inhabited by your five-year-old self, what is the first thing you’d do?
A. Eat all the good stuff—pizza, chicken nuggets, chopped up hotdogs with spaghetti stuck through it—and appreciate not gaining weight or caring about nutrition. And tell my parents to make me a sibling. And learn more languages. And take up a sport.
Q. What is one thing you wish you were better at?
A. Standing up for myself.
Q. What is the most normal thing about you?
A. I adhere to a very strict sleeping schedule.
Q. What takes up too much of your time?
A. Adhering to a very strict sleeping schedule.
Q. What’s something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time?
A. An Eat, Pray, Love meets Master of None Season 2 Italian summer adventure, where I indulge in all forms of authentic Italian carbohydrates, guzzle wine, frolic in the countryside, drive a red Fiat, become bronzed, and probably never come back.
Q. What’s your favorite genre of movie?
A. Harry Potter is a genre, romance/drama period pieces (Little Women, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Favourite), sci-fi/thrillers that are dystopian and futuristic yet eerily feasible (Blade Runner, Ex Machina, Mad Max, and embarrassingly, The Hunger Games), and the straight-up-great-movies genre.
Q. What are you currently reading?
A. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Oksana, Behave! by Maria Kuznetsova, A Really Big Lunch by Jim Harrison, interspersed with the NYT and New Yorker.
Thanks for reading! Catch you soon.