A part-time excursion
The funny thing is that I’m not nervous at all. In fact, I’m pretty excited. Sure, I don’t have any idea what to ask the coach and players after the game, and I don’t know where to go or what to take notes on or who to consult, but I’ve got a press pass and I feel pretty important because of it.
I’ve got to start doing research – I’m not a hockey fan, and I haven’t been to a Stampede game in two seasons. I’ve got to dig up old copies of Stampede articles and discern from these what it is that I need to cover.
This is all a big deal for me. I don’t do stuff like this. I don’t aggressively pursue anything in my life, so the fact that I decided to take it upon myself to start working for the Argus, or start writing a monthly column, or even start this blog, is something that would have been out of character in the past.
Now, I feel like I can do whatever I want. I didn’t think I could write successfully, or that anyone would take me seriously, if I didn’t have the degree to back it up. I’ve found now that a degree’s specific major doesn’t even matter to a majority of employers. So what if I don’t have a degree in business management – I’m middle-management at a call center. So what if I don’t have a degree in journalism – I had a chance to be a part-time writer at a newspaper with the opportunity to move up.
So, with that hurdle out of the way, I feel like I’ve been cleared to take control of my future and do what I want to do for the rest of my life, career-wise.
And it all starts Saturday.