I’ve reinvented myself.
I used to be in the newspaper business. Now, I’m in the news business. My method of disseminating the news is no longer confined to one medium. I can write. I can shoot. I can edit. I can produce long form. I can write short for the Web or for broadcast.
Am I the best at it all? Honestly, no. I can do some things better than others. But I know that if I had to do it all alone I could manage. I can produce a product that is ready for the masses.
It took two and a half years to get this far, and it’s been the hardest period of my entire life. I’ve cried. I’ve spazzed out and laughed uncontrollably and jumped with glee. I’ve pushed and been pushed to my limit. And along the way, I’ve met a lot of interesting people, did a lot of cool things and learned more lessons than I could ever imagine.
Now, I’m here, sitting at my kitchen table allowing the deem pilot light from the stove to cast me in a glow. My only thought right now is, what’s next? Where do I go from here? What can I add to journalism? How can I do something new?