Well, I have been looking for a full-time job since school let out, with no luck. Out of the blue, my former editor from the Dawson Community News called and asked if I'd be interested in filling their summer internship position again this year! This is very exciting because not only is it a full-time, PAID internship, but I actually will get to do what I love, journalism. Last year was a priceless experience, and this year is shaping up to be even better. My editor said that I can pick up right where I left off, which was covering stories by myself, writing my own articles, and finding stories. There is no learning period this time around. I already know the people, the usual contacts (police, fire department, school officials, etc.), and the overall area. I get to jump right back into to covering crime, town events, feature stories, and fires and accidents (my least favorite things to do). Journalism appeals to me because I get to interact with all different kinds of people, I get to be "in the know," and I get to learn a different style of writing.
The only downside, to this otherwise awesome opportunity, is the drive. It is so friggin' far. Over an hour each way. So, for eight weeks, I will have to rise before the sun. Those of you who know me personally already know how I loathe mornings. But I adjusted fine last summer, I know I can do it again. I'll have to get some good books on CD to fill the long drive. Then I will be set.
Anyway, I am very psyched about being a reporter again!