Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well, I am very sorry that I haven’t written a blog in a while, but here I am ready to get back to it!
As you all know, I am living the dream here in Twin Falls, Idaho as a reporter for KMVT News. That may sound sarcastic, but I mean every word of that! I love this job!
I have officially worked here for 4 months now! June 17th-Oct 17th!
I have covered so many interesting stories.
I got a dog! Jackson and I were made for each other, he is so hyper and is always up for an adventure, but he also loves a good nap now and then! I adopted him from the Twin Falls animal shelter.
I am so much happier and so much less lonely with him here!
My Mom came to visit, and so did my Dad!
Now, if anyone is reading this who is a senior in college, or is looking for a job, I have some tips that I have learned since I started this job!
Number 1: Take it day by day, it’s important to look ahead and have goals, but so much can change so quickly, so it’s important to just take it day by day.
Number 2: Really throw yourself into wherever you move to. For me, it’s Southern Idaho. I really have embraced the culture here, and I think the viewers can tell who tries to understand what is important here. Being a reporter isn’t about me, it’s about the viewers, so I try to do stories that matter to them, like Friday night football, or farming stories. Those things matter to them, so that is what I do.
Number 3: Don’t take everything so seriously. This job can really be kind of sad, when I go cover house fires, or car crashes, or people that lost their job, I get sad and I feel so bad for those people. I try to not take my own life so seriously and just have fun too.
Number 4: This job can kind of make you want to be a mean person, because a lot of people will be mean to you. Sometimes, I am driving back from a story, and I think, wow that person was so nice to me, and really made me feel welcome at their house/store/farm. I realize that being a nice, kind, caring, selfless person is way more important than what type of job you have because I remember those people, and I never remember the mean/annoying/rude ones.
Since being here my goal of life has changed. My goal is just to be nice and kind and have people feel good when they are around me.
Anyways, I hope you all are doing well. Have a great day!