It’s funny how life often diverts from the path you had planned.
Last June, I was offered a position as a copy editor at The Washington Post, a company I never thought I’d ever be able to work for, let alone for my first job out of school. After starting there, I planned to dig in my heels and never leave. Yet after settling into my job, I realized that in order to reach my goal of becoming a reporter I’d likely need to leave and develop my skills somewhere else.
And that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Tomorrow I start a new job at Roll Call, heading back to Capitol Hill to write feature stories as well as help the copy desk proof pages in the print edition at the end of the day. It’s a chance for me to get back into reporting and once again get my name out there through bylines.
Leaving The Post was hard, but ultimately was the right choice for me moving forward. Now, like most people, a return to The Post will again become a long-term goal for me to work toward.