Today marks the official last day of work at the Town and Country Newspaper for me.
I rolled out of bed around 6:30 this morning, showered, did the usual makeup routine, and headed out the door.
I decided I wanted to do something nice for the people who welcomed me back to work alongside them for another summer.
I went to Dunkin Donuts and bought a dozen donuts to share with the office and I was happy.
Not happy that work was over for the summer, but happy due to where I am in life.
Last night, my mom stumbled across a book I made when I was only 9 years old and something I had written down in it struck me as simply “wow”.
Under the “About Me” title, I stated that when I grow up – I wanted to be an actress or journalist.
Since I was 9, I have wanted to be a freaking journalist and now I am one. (I also wanted to be an actress, but that dream died after joining my middle school play of Robin Hood in sixth grade!)
I wanted to be a journalist so bad when I was younger I created a newspaper for my neighborhood called “Wiztopia” and a classroom newspaper titled “Peeps Press”, which actually gained enough popularity that my principal allowed me to stay in during recess and create publications for the whole grade level.
In fourth grade, we held a “wax museum” where we chose from a list of notable people who were from Pennsylvania, dressed up as them, and gave biographical blurbs to parents and teachers as they walked by. And of course, I chose a famous journalist (who I am trying so hard to remember and find pictures of me dressed up as!)
In middle school, I was apart of the school newspaper, “Jefferson Street Journal”, which met after school.
In high school, I took a journalism/mass media class and wrote for the school newspaper edition called “Tribal Tribune”. I also landed an internship at the Town and Country Newspaper during my junior year (with the help of my favorite teacher – thanks Q!)
I never realized what a huge impact this passion had on my soul, it’s as if this is my destiny, and I didn’t quite understand until I walked in the office doors this morning holding a box of donuts for my coworkers.
I am happy, as well as, proud.