As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a journalist.
I think I decided what I was going to be when I grew up as early as middle school. I remember painstakingly writing a school "newspaper" on a sheet of notebook paper and getting permission to mimeograph it in the teachers' workroom.
I was the editor of my high school newspaper and the news editor (among other things) for my college paper. I interned at the Lynchburg News and Advance during college and got my start at the Petersburg Progress-Index. There's been several stops in between, but tomorrow I land at the Jacksonville Daily Progress to revive my inner Lois Lane.
I love journalism. Besides the fact that I'm nosy, I love that you get to learn something new, and meet someone new, every single day.
I can't wait to get started.