“Actual Journalism” and Indian Food

The blog challenge with Elin is soon coming to and end, so I figured I should keep my promise of “five posts a week.”

This weekend went by so fast! Not because I did lots of stuff in my free time, but because I worked long shifts every day. On Friday I was out covering the event I mentioned in the previous post, before I drove an hour to visit some people’s cabins for another story. The weather was fantastic, and it was a nice break from all the buzz in the newsroom during the day.

Yesterday I wrote two more stories, and today I visited some folks on their yachts downtown — for another piece I’m writing, mind you. I even got a sunburn, so I’d say it was a pretty decent day at work.

It’s hard to believe I only have five shifts left before the internship is completed!

Throughout these past weeks I’ve written more stories than I usually do during two full semesters at school, so I’d like to think I’ve learned a thing or two about efficiency.

My wrists are actually sore from all the writing, blogging and screenwriting, or maybe it’s because of the handstands I’ve been doing lately, I don’t know.

But I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to try what it’s like to work as an actual journalist.

Hah, have you noticed I rarely refer to the journalistic profession as just “journalist” or “reporter”? I always say “actual journalist.” Must be because I used to pretend I was a journalist when sneaking around to shoot a documentary last summer.

Anyway, after work today I spent some great quality time with my dear sister, Celena. We ate Indian food on the porch, and binge-watched the final season of Orange is the New Black.

Moments to keep <3

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Photo by: Celena Lavelle

Have a blessed night,
Maria

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