Friday, February 20, 2009

Meeting with ND.

I had a meeting with the news director (basically, the Head Honcho in the newsroom, for all those who don't know) at my station yesterday. She wanted to meet with each of the interns for a few minutes, and I was excited about it. She is a very level-headed, smart woman whom I really admire.

Anyway, she was impressed by my resume--I've been a reporter, associate producer, executive producer and weather anchor--and was surprised I'd already learned how to use the editing and scriptwriting software in college. Well, what can I say? BYU taught me well. I'd be nothing without the faculty in the Broadcast Journalism major.

Mostly, though, the ND thought it was spectacular how I was finished with all my coursework and was able to spend my last semester interning at home, in a top-20 news market. It had never really occured to me how fortunate I am it worked out this way until the ND reminded me at our meeting. She was right; it was quite spectacular. All of these things had to coincide just right:

1) I had to finish all my classes, despite having a baby half-way through my college career. I made a lot of sacrifices and it happened. But, I owe it all to the wonderful family members who babysat for me. Dillon, Mom, Liz, Peter, Michele, Kristin, and anyone else who accepted the call of duty. You made it possible.

2) Dillon had to transfer to Arizona. He was able to start December 20, a real blessing considering how sour the economy has been and how especially fragile his company is as well. And the timing was perfect because my internship started January 20th. Not to mention, we made it out of Utah JUST before the snow hit (we left at 7:00 a.m., the first snowstorm rolled in at 7:30!).

3) We had to find a cheap apartment in a central location. Ours is 2 bed, 2 bath, in Mesa, and only $650 a month. It is perfect for us.

4) I actually had to get an internship in Phoenix, which I did, at wonderful KPHO.

5) My mom and Dillon's mom are able to watch Audrey while I intern, so I don't have to pay for daycare or a babysitter.

After my meeting with the news director, I realized how lucky I am. No, I take that back. I am not lucky...this is truly meant to be. I don't believe in coincidences. I believe in miracles.

And if anyone says I am wasting my time by going to college, I think to myself, "Well, God doesn't think so."


  1. You aren't wasting your time! What a great meeting! You are blessed!

  2. So if anyone says you're wasting your time, refer them to me. They'll get royally chewed out. =)

  3. Don't you love those AHA moments when you see how truly blessed you are.


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