Sunday, October 24, 2010

On the horizon: sleep, college acceptance and sleep!

This is my 2nd blog post this month, damn I'm busy.

My weekends are booked, I wake up early almost every day and school is brimming with Yearbook and Newspaper commitments. That's been my life since the end of last summer though, and yes I still love it.

All the time I get the phrase "Anthony, you found your career path," but sticking to it is another matter. I've been up late writing stories, getting facts right and reporting because that's what a good journalist does. If I know I'm not submitting quality work, I'll hold off until I am 100% sure what I'm putting out there is publishable.

Like the title to this post, I hope to be getting college acceptance letters soon. The application process sure was rigorous, but it ends this week for the most part. Oh, and sleep!

Sleep is wonderful. I never get enough though. Whether it's sleeping in the car on the way to covering a event for Teenlink or sleeping on the way to the Doctor's office(2 things I had to do this month), sleep comes in certain time fragments, more often that not still leaving me feeling unsatisfied.

Either way, to cliche it up, I do "see at the light at the end of the tunnel," but I'll always be busy, I can't see myself taking a real "break," heck I more work last summer than during school!

Oh right, my birthday is also this week, the big 18, I still don't know what I want to do, I guess I'll find out soon enough.

Until then, stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chilean Miners

Chile's freedom is also red, white and blue.

I'm going to try to keep this particular blog post to be about as little of my life as possible. Why? I'm just not that important today, or any day for that matter. There are higher powers when you look at the things from a broader viewpoint that really make you think and put things in perspective.

Today, after 69 days, all 33 Chilean miners were rescued. As I sat in a Cuban restaurant this evening, I watched CNN en espanol, which I have to say, even though I only speak English, really captures the emotion unlike anything else.

It is great reading a story like this with all the news lately. If it's not someone getting killed, fired, arrested, or any of the in-betweens, most news(yes I will admit this as a journalist) is negative. This type of story lifts up the heart and makes you stop and think about your own life.

To sidetrack a little bit, I'm still busy with senior activities, but I would never miss something like this. Perhaps the best thing I read in a while, the Chilean President, Sebastian Pinera, said the following quote(which I'll end with).

"Your shift is over, Mr. Urzua."

^Now that's something.