I started an internship at Utah Business Magazine and I really like it so far.
I always pictured journalists as people with extreme ideas or a lot of nerdy habits—two personality traits young Candace never wanted to deal with. On the other hand, I pictured them as adventurists, you know, solving crimes, interviewing important people, maybe even falling in love with a super hero. Such a romanticized view is probably what kept my head up when declaring my journalism major at USU (go Aggies) however many years ago.
But guess what—everything just mentioned applies to me. Extreme ideas (oh no, I'm not opinionated at all) nerdy habits (if you haven't noticed any--great), solving crimes (like who wrote my name down on the “expecting list” in church), interviewing important people (aren’t we all important? Everyone changes the world and it doesn’t matter how many other people know about it), and of course, falling in love with the super hero is pretty self explanatory.
I also realize, now, that being a journalist (because I’m totally experienced after two weeks on the job) just means you write stuff--and research a lot. So, here is to more google-searching, more thumbing through the AP Stylebook, and more midnight flights around Metropolis.