Today was a good day. Admittedly, it wasn’t anything overly special, it’s just ended with me in a good mood and smiling myself to sleep. (Well not yet, but I will be in about 10 minutes – it’s been a long week!)
Like I said, it’s not been anything extravagant. I spent the morning shopping with one of my sisters which was great fun. It finally got me in the Christmas spirit, and while I’m still not that excited, I feel I’m a little more prepared than I was yesterday. I’ve still got to buy my sisters’ presents, but apart from that I’m all sorted!
Then I went along to work experience. I’ve been going all week now, but I’ll probably blog about that in another post – don’t want to bombard this one, and go completely off subject – as usual! Anyway, back to the story! I went to work experience as usual today. I had a great day, editing sound, writing new stories, going in the studio, interviewing people – it was great fun. But what made this day different to the others were the comments made to me as I went to leave.
As I was finishing my work for the day, people I’ve been working alongside begun praising me about my work. Before I sound like I’m being big-headed, or up my own arse, I really, honestly don’t intend to be so! This honestly just made me feel so good about myself, and was just the lift I needed after a long few months! Back to the story we go.. They begun to tell me how talented they thought I was, and were asking when I could start work there. I just ignored what they said, thanking them but not thinking much of it. They then asked what other experience I had. When I told them I had a lot of experience in print, but not in broadcast they seemed shocked. That’s when I realised that they really were being honest before. They told me how they couldn’t believe how talented I was, or that I was only 19.
Again, I don’t want to sound big-headed in any way, I’m just really happy at what they said! It’s made me re-realise just why I’m studying Journalism and what I want to do with my future. I don’t want to be in some magazine writing about fashion or celebrities, I want to be writing about hard news, interviewing people on subjects that really are life changing.
I want my words to help others. Share information that is needed rather than wanted. Share knowledge among people, and make people aware of what is happening on their doorstep.
I want to educate. But most of all, I want to write.