I’ve officially worked at KSLA News 12 for two years! The time has absolutely flown by!
I’ve realized that ever since getting in this business, time flies so fast when you are working against a daily deadline. I have friends/relatives who have desk jobs (not in this business) and they say sometimes they’ll find themselves staring at the clock, willing it to speed up so they can go home. To me, that is such a crazy concept because typically when I glance at the clock, I’m wishing it would slow down at work.
I’m convinced that because we are working against the clock, it makes the days absolutely fly by! I always wish I have an extra hour or two to make my story as brilliant as it can be.
I’ve found when the days are zipping on by, so are the weeks, and I’ve found with such a fast paced work environment, each year speeds by too. That’s why I think it is so crazy that I’ve been at KSLA for two years already. I was almost startled when I saw my picture on our electronic bulletin board with the words, “Happy Anniversary” above my face.
It’s unnerving to know how fast life is zipping on by. I’ve now lived in Louisiana nearly 4 years, but it feels like just yesterday that I loaded up my car with any belongings that could fit and drove 1000 miles to my first job in North East Louisiana. Despite, the revolving door of people at both my first and current job, it still feels like I just got here!
Shreveport-Bossier City almost immediately felt like home when I moved here and it still does. At my previous job, the city I lived in was so small, I felt so fish out of water there, but coming here was like a sigh of relief. Don’t get me wrong, my first city was a great experience! It’s definitely always a growing experience to step out of your comfort zone, I’m just saying Shreveport-Bossier City is much more my speed.
I have a few more months until I have to decide whether to move away or stay, but even still, thinking about it makes me feel nostalgic. This area will always hold a very special place in my heart, it is the city where I was living when Clay and I got engaged and married. It’s also the place where we adopted our two rescue puppies, who have really become like our children (yes we are those people). I’ve also learned so much career wise and have really grown as a journalist. I’ve really enjoyed getting to produce and anchor a weekly show, especially with my husband. It’s fun to be able to wear so many hats and have several different responsibilities at one job, it keeps life interesting. Even though it has been a good two years, it hasn’t always been easy, but the bad coupled with the good experiences have only made me a better journalist and person.
I’m interested to see what will happen within the next few months!