It’s been almost two months since I started my new job at Roll Call and already I’ve settled in and gotten back into the swing of reporting.
Getting to report again feels amazing. I had been yearning to get out and talk to people and find stories for longer than I had wanted to admit to myself, and being able to do that again has lifted a dark cloud off my shoulders that had been bringing me down for many months.
The past year has taught me many things.
I learned so much as a copy editor for the eight-month stint I spent doing that, but more so I learned that work environments are extremely important. Often times, the name and reputation of the company you work for doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right place for you to be at certain points of your life.
As tempting as it is to start at a top-ranked, top-regarded company, sometimes the opportunities are greater somewhere smaller, where bigger opportunities come your way more often in your career.
It’s been a whirlwind of a first year out of college, but I finally feel like I have a solid footing to achieve some of the long-term goals I set for myself. Here’s to hoping I found a company to grow some deep roots as a journalist.