Friday, August 17, 2012

Light It Up

What a summer.

Beyond journalism, I have ventured into other aspects of life - fun.

It may seem like an odd concept with all the work I do, but this summer has been a whirlwind of work, social activities and the like.

From covering the Miami Heat's championship parade to the latest movie, success - and the joy of covering it - has never been more prominent.

With some of my journalism skills, I have never been more confident in my content. I could crank out a one minute actuality with the same tenacity as a 700-word feature. And it keeps getting better.

At the Republican National Convention, its broadcast journalism, not my first foray, but one I look forward to becoming more proficient in.

The joy of each morning is not knowing what is going to happen by the time my head hits the pillow at night.

That's a life worth living.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Get It Started

I recently had an interesting conversation with a journalism colleague. She told me I have been working so hard this summer that I might need a vacation - from a vacation.

As summer winds down, its been almost 40 hour work weeks, movie premieres, concerts and the like. But, to no one's surprise, there is more.

In less than two weeks, I will be venturing into broadcast journalism, covering the Republican National Convention before returning to a full sleight of college classes.

And I always have more planned.

I have been blessed with my work at the Herald/WLRN this summer, but there are 24 hours in a day - and I will work harder and as much as possible.

As Shakira sings in her new song, "Let's get it started - for life."