Internship Diary: Day II

Photo by thorinside.

Photo by thorinside.

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.

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3 Responses to “Internship Diary: Day II”

  1. You’re definitely not alone — I feel like this all the time. However, since I’m less than three weeks from finishing my four-year program I should probably just soldier on.

    Also, I don’t know why internships take so much out of us. I’m hearing the same thing from a lot of other students on newspaper internships right now too. I’m absolutely exhausted every night.

    Maybe it’s from working so hard for no pay and knowing there’s no chance in hell it will actually get us a job in the near future?

  2. …Yeah, that’s probably it.
    Did you hear about the CBC cut-backs? Holy crap. 800 jobs, gone. Yikes.

  3. YOU MAY NOT LEAVE JILLIANNE!!! I will hunt you down and beat you if you leave me alone in that class. I can’t stay alone. You were the one who actually convinced me to stay. Chin up!! Maybe second year you can go to Ocean and K-Rock. You’d like it more.

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