Growing up, I had lots of goals, lots of dreams and ambitions.
For a little while, I wanted to be an actor on Broadway.
Then I wanted to be a princess. Don’t ask me why, I just wanted to marry a prince so I could be a princess and have all the fancy jewels.
Then my goal was to go to college so I could graduate and be a news reporter and eventually work my way up to being the host of Good Morning America.
So, I went to Suffolk University and I had 5 internships and 3 jobs and commuted from home to school every day. I mastored taking the train, and learned all the ins and outs of Boston.
And I loved it. I mean, honestly I LOVED it.
I took classes that were hard but would prepare me for my job, some of which I still think about today.
On May 17, 2019 I got a job as a reporter. On May 19, 2019 I graduated college.
On June 10, 2019 I began my drive to Idaho for my first job as a reporter at KMVT News in Twin Falls, Idaho.
I was excited, scared, nervous, and really happy.
I was moving from Easton, Massachusetts to Twin Falls, Idaho to start my career.
A 2,546 mile drive to prepare myself for what was about to happen.
And here is what I now know:
I greatly underestimated how hard it would be to move literally across the entire country by myself at the age of 22.
The greatest way to learn is by doing the job. College was awesome and great, but my goodness, I’ve learned more in the past year and a half than I did in 4 years of school.
Nothing will prepare you to cover a fatal car accident, or horrific house fire. Nothing.
You will go home at night and not be able to forget about your job.
You really don’t get a day off.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your day will not go how you planned it.
But, there is one thing I have learned over everything else that I will carry with me for the rest of time:
Life has its own plans for you.
I mean, growing up I had all these dreams and goals and things I wanted to do, and moving to Twin Falls, Idaho wasn’t one of them, wasn’t even a thought that popped into my head.
But it has without a doubt been the best decision I’ve ever made.
There are people I didn’t know 2 years ago who now, I couldn’t picture my life without.
The people in this community are some of the nicest, most genuine, most caring people I know.
I mean, I really just love being a part of this community, with all my heart.
Now, I’m not saying you should just drop your goals and dreams and hope for the best, but I am saying that some of the best things to happen in your life and too good to imagine, they are too good to dream up.
I guess what I’m saying is, be open to all the possibilities that come your way, because sometimes the most unexpected ones are the best ones.
I still have so much to learn, so far to go, so many more mistakes to make, so many more stories to tell.
And I am so excited to see all the things that happen to me that were too great to dream up.
Hi friends. Recently, I realized that spring is definitely my favorite season. I love how everything comes to life again, how I can feel the sun on my face, I love the flowers blooming, but it isn’t too hot out yet. I love spring, it makes me happy.
You know what else I love? Seeing beautiful sights in nature.
Over the last few weeks I have taken pictures of pretty things I have seen while I was out walking my dog, or getting B-Roll for my stories and they will be in this blog, check it out!!
I hope you liked looking at the beautiful pictures as much as I did! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Hello all, Let’s talk about something fun, something adorable, something handsome. My puppy Jackson.
I adopted Jackson from the Twin Falls Animal Shelter in the end of July, and that was the best choice I made since moving here. He is 1 years old now, or at least that is what everyone thinks, since he was adopted, I just picked a birthday and made it his.
Jackson is just so cute.
He has no respect for your personal space. He hates being alone, he never wants me to leave.
The best thing about him is he just loves life, no matter what we do, he is happy and ready to do it. A walk, the dog park, sleep, playing with his toys, he is ready and excited.
The best thing about dogs, is they just live in the moment, whatever is going on right now is all that they care about. Which is probably the thing that I am the worst at. I wish I was better at it, but I’m not.
So thank you baby boy Jackson for always being my best friend.