This blog is all about attempting new projects and recounting new experiences. However, the month of October failed to even get one little post.
Between work, responsibilities and Great American Beer Festival (of course), the blog was put on the back burner.
My life is currently out of control with “things to do”; my whiteboard calendar looks like a pack of dry erase markers threw a raging party and made an insanely colorful mess all over it in the form of appointments, events and activities. -And they didn’t even leave me a beer-
This is mostly a good thing, though. The reason I’ve been so busy is that I finally landed myself an internship in my field (it only took me 3 years out of college to do it). I managed to snag a reporting internship at a local business journal. Unpaid, of course. It’s newspaper-esque, but has a more narrowed focus. I’ve been the reporting intern since the beginning of September, and what an experience it has been.
I’m finally writing, but more importantly, I’m being published. -Selfish moment of the day: I LOVE seeing my name on the byline of a story. There’s nothing quite like that feeling.- I’m learning from professionals in the industry and expanding my personal knowledge and understanding about subjects that I would never think to explore on my own.
I even wrote my first front-page story. It wasn’t the headlining story, but it was there. Recognition for doing what I know I’m meant to do is indescribable.
My experience here will hopefully propel me in to the journalism world; I’m currently working on getting another internship. Hopefully. And who knows, maybe even one day an actual, real, paid job.
The reason I’m including this is because this is a new experience. And that’s what this blog is all about.