This morning I set up my first "real" journalistic interview (no longer do I have to make up quotes for my Santa Claus parade coverage..few!). I couldn't be more excited. And luckily, the deadline is extended until tomorrow afternoon! This gives me an extra day to a) incorporate the interview and b) revamp my story. I cannot wait. There is something fascinating about finding a story and creating an angle in order to capture an audience. Even though I am covering a seemingly light and fluffy feature story (oo aaa merry xmas parade, right? wrong), I found a way to dig deeper. I discovered that due to recent market turmoil, the 08' committee faced numerous challenges this year etc.. Suddenly, my Santa Claus parade coverage is a rich and raw story.
* searching, exploring, creating, sharing *
With all the possibilities buzzing around me, it's amazing to think where I was last year around this time. I flash back and remember feeling stressed and unsure; bending over-backwards, without a goal or purpose in mind. And now, I feel as though I am sitting on the tip of an iceberg - and everyday, a little more of that "bigger picture" begins to show; so for the first time in a while, I feel and am balanced.
journalism, writing, love, marketing, San Francisco, friends, graduation, interviews, security, viral marketing, Wired Magazine, health, dreams, crowdsourcing, advertising, condos, ticket prices, Toronto, blogging, networking, "where will we be in 6 years?",
...the buzz is deafening.