For the first September in 19 years, I find myself not in a classroom. My internship is done, and after puttering around the east coast for a bit, I’ve just returned to Ottawa and am setting up temporary roost. But though the blackboard is gone, I daresay the learning has just begun. – -..Yeah, I’m gagging at that last sentence too.
Now that I’ve emerged from the Saint John fog, equal parts sopping, sleep-deprived and invigorated, I can take the time to reflect on the experience. Here’s the bulleted breakdown:
- Total articles written – 110
- Total front pagers – 28
- Total stories picked up by national newswire Postmedia – 3
- Total days worked as photog – 6
After the daily rush of finding, researching and writing stories, I’m not sure how I’m going to feel in the coming days. Likely rather slothful. However, unemployment is not without its perks; my past roommate Brittany and I recently booked a four day trip to NYC, taking advantage of Porter’s 50%-off-flights sale.