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Monday, January 16

A New Year, A New Chapter

Yes, that's Charlie-the-editor behind me.
His excitement at having me around is palpable, isn't it?

Well, here it is. My official first-day-of-work photo. I am now a desk-sitting, daily-showering, non-pajama-wearing, travel mug-carrying, time clock-punching worker drone. With a bi-weekly paycheck. And benefits.

Today was my first day as a cub reporter at my hometown newspaper, the Franklin Favorite. Yep, I am getting paid to write, take pictures, and ctrl-c ctrl-v all day long, 5 days per week, 8 hours a day. Or 40 hours per week, which ever comes first. Overtime is forboden. I was told that before I ever had the job.

But who cares?! I have a deadline driven, nights and weekend working, every event in town attending job in which I get to do something I love.

I've been writing freelance for the paper for over a year now. When this job came open, I was asked to fill in on a temporary basis. I couldn't resist applying although honestly I sort of thought my lack of a journalism degree and I dunno, any experience whatsoever in the newspaper business would keep me from getting it. What can I say, the editor likes me, the people like me, and I pretty much told them that the longer they kept me around the harder it would be to get rid of me. Plus, I was already pretty much trained after 6 weeks of filling in....so.....I had that going for me.

Anyway, that was my day today. That's my life. Honestly.


  1. Congrats on the new (old?) job. Good to see how exuberant your boss is to have you around full time.

    1. Thanks, Ms. Tara! He's one of a kind that's for sure. Sort of like Eeyore in a person. I just laugh at him.

  2. Good for you. I hope this is the dream job you've always wanted.

  3. congratulations

    if there's a way for me to read your brilliance online, please let me know.

    my friend Marsha, the journalist

  4. Thanks, Cake!!!
    You can find my work on www.franklinfavorite.com and hopefully my byline will also be on there. Most of what I write is on the news page.
    It's a small, local paper, I hesitate to call it journalism. I just interview and write, that's all.

  5. I'm still learning from you, while I'm making my way to the top as well. I certainly love reading all that is written on your website.Keep the posts coming. I loved it!
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