Sunday, July 17, 2011

Casting Call

By now, you should know that my blog post headlines is the theme I'll talk about in each post.

Well, no euphemism here -- I actually took part in a casting call -- for ABC's "Charlie's Angels" today.

I do not expect to become a Academy Award winner, much less an extra on a TV series, but journalism has given me the confidence to try anything. Minus the two hour wait in line, I enjoyed the experience.

This upcoming week is huge -- a possible college decision reversal (if granted enough financial aid), an Orlando wedding and a few journalism assignments.

Then I am off to the Steel City, Pittsburgh, PA for a journalism workshop at Point Park University. It'll be a bittersweet ending, five high school journalism workshops in two summers. I am blessed to have traveled the country and done so much, well domestic journalism.

I may want more journalism work, but patience is key.

I spoke with a photographer at the Sade with John Legend concert last night and I'll end with what he said, "that just means another door will open."

Friday, July 8, 2011

Say what you need to say

It seems like as soon as I turned 18, I was hit with an onslaught of important decisions.

College was a given, but not being able to do every and any journalism assignment took some discipline.

However, had I not applied for every journalism workshop I qualified for this summer, I would not have experienced post-tornado coverage in Tuscaloosa or hearing my voice behind a live radio broadcast in West Virginia.

I even changed my ringtone for the first time in more than a year, it is from a "We're coming back" Alabama tornado video. The song -- London Music Works' "Requiem for a Tower." Now, I'm motivated to answer my phone.

Today, I also listened to my voice on Alabama NPR. I still do not like how I sound, but I had similar quips when I had to write essays and ask questions in elementary school -- and that turned out well.