Good News – Huffington Post Here I Come

I moved to NYC to chase my dream of becoming a writer and published author. It has been three years since my arrival and things began to look dim.

Thursday, a friend read my Advice to My Younger Self post and emailed that I should contact Huffington Post. She met an executive at a seminar and gave me the email address. There was hesitation on my part. For months, I had pitched articles to various publications without success. However, my dad’s words prevailed, “The only thing that beats a failure is a try.”  I crafted an email and attached some writing samples and sent it off around lunch. As I walked home from work, I noticed a reply in my inbox. I thought to myself, “How rude to reject me the same day!” I decided not to open the email, but inadvertently did so trying to shut off my phone. To my surprise and delight, the response read: Hi Ronda –   We’d be happy to invite you to blog for HuffPost. 

I am honored, humbled, and grateful. In addition to that wonderful news, I received my first wedding order for my Auntie Ronda’s Snack Mix. I came to NYC to be a writer and it introduced me to my inner entrepreneur as a bonus.

Thank you to my readers, family, and friends that have encouraged me throughout my journey. Please show your support by liking Ronda-isms on Facebook and following on Twitter. They will announce my first post as a Huffington Post blogger (


Ronda Lee
Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Ronda is an attorney, writer, and entrepreneur. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Los Angeles and New York. She loves to travel and is passionate about education equity, especially for first generation college students.

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