Internship Diary: Day II
I didn’t sleep much on Sunday night so yesterday is kind of a
blur, particularly the evening. First I was in the newsroom, then I was sent on assignment, then I was interviewing some people, then I walked back to the newsroom in fancy shoes.
Big mistake. But I digress.
I talked to Mom on the phone last night. God, what a depressing conversation that was. I was regretting my choice of college program and seriously considering quitting the program after my internship and applying for the Multimedia program for next year instead of the year after. (Not gonna lie- I still might. Matters how the next 2 weeks go.)
I can honestly say that this really isn’t what I want to do with my life: chasing stories I don’t care about in a town I don’t like. I know that sounds harsh but what can I do. Any of my regular readers will tell you- the junk you read in a newspaper just isn’t my style. When I write news stories, I don’t feel like I’m writing. I’m just regurgitating facts. And that’s no way to live.
Not for me, anyway.
Today was my second day in the newsroom and it was much better. I worked on 3 stories this morning, filed one this afternoon and drove around with a co-worker named Monique. She’s silly and a great gal to chum around with.
I feel exhausted when I get home though. I have a bunch of friends around Town X but when I get home from work, I just feel like sleeping. Frig.
Anyway. That’s it so far. On the plus side, I did get a story on page 2 of the newspaper this morning. That was a nice surprise, first thing in the morning. I was eating breakfast with the woman who owns the B&B I’m staying at and her 5-year-old. Can’t remember the last time I had a traditional breakfast in the morning. It’s kinda nice.