Saturday, January 12, 2013

Overjoyed

This is exciting.

The next eight months (and potentially more) will consist of hard, in-depth journalism. It starts with News21, but expands into other commitments at CruiseCritic, USA Today College and even a potential trip to cover the presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. later this month.

Success has been more than tenfold and everyday is another chance to improve my journalism skills and/or prepare myself for a greater joy.

That means salsa lessons, talking to younger students and continuing to learn Spanish. When I meet my significant other, I want to be ready - and it is never too early to prepare myself.

The combination of journalism success, a significant other and God (two out of three is pretty good so far!) will pave the way for lifelong excitement.

"I cannot overstate it, I will be overjoyed."


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Show Me What I'm Looking For

The image to the right presents a paradox. Do I want an "amazing human being" or do I want to become one?

Maybe both. Or none at all.

2013 marks a potential breakthrough on all fronts, be it professionally or personally. I just scratched the surface in 2012, ending the year with a winter internship with Redbook Magazine of all places.

I started last year pitching a story in the wake of the Costa Concordia disaster - and I have never looked back. However, I think I have reached the age where I want something much more.

Success is relative without someone to share it with. Maybe I'm hinting at something much further down the line, but while I aspire to land a journalism job in the near future, I also want what the image to the right suggests.

2013 will be the year it all comes together. It already has to some degree. So I will continue to ask God to show me what I'm looking for, it may not come right away, but the journey is the best part.