Journalism Diary: I had a moment

Journalists are said to suffer from an aggressive ailment. It is the very thing that drives us and fuels our anxiety all at the same time. It's our love of seeing our name in print. As much as I love being unique, I am no exception. Recently I was in the store picking up a few must-have items and I made my routine walk down the magazine aisle and what I saw there almost made me scream. Now the fact that I was overcome with joy and shock is rather odd. I knew that I contributed to the style icon story in the latest issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine and I knew I was featured in the latest issue of Gold Coast Magazine. However seeing them on the newsstand so close to each other reminded of the inescapable truth about journalism. All writers come to terms with at some point in their career, "I love seeing my name in print." The icing on the cake was the diversity that it represented to me. I was being featured in one magazine and wrote for another. It gave me hope. Because the dark side of loving to see our names in print, is a fear that we are never as great at writing as we should be. The profession is so subjective and as such it is filled with people who will hate and love your work all at once. But that moment made me hopeful about Worthy Magazine as well.

The best piece of advice I can offer is something that was said to me during a lecture for my reporting class at UF: "You have to believe in yourself." Take it from me, no one else will.

If you are looking for a few great reads make sure you check out the latest issues of Gold Coast magazine and Sister 2 Sister.


Kenzie Leigh said...

congrats on your accomplishments!

Monica Adrianne said...

Congrats!! :)

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