I work for a newspaper. I’ve worked for a newspaper on and off since I was about 13 years old. The ink is in my blood, my great grandpa, grandpa, and now father and mother own one. Often times I get the question, “are you going to run it someday?” I usually laugh it off, because I don’t want to think about that yet. What I do know is that I want to be involved with the media in one facet or another. I might not end up running that one, but I’d like to make my own footprint in the media world. Recently I was hired as the web editor of the newspaper at Illinois State, “The Vidette”. Truthfully, I thought I bombed the interview, but thankfully the interviewer thought otherwise. Getting the job is really just a culmination of everything that I’ve done so far, from running my own website, to helping with other websites, to having my own column in a newspaper. It all came together for this job and I couldn’t be more excited. I think it’s unfair to ask kids what they want to do. I’ve learned that you learn what you want to do once you do it. I’ve loved every step of the ride so far. It’s still kind of surreal that I even got the job, I’ve gone into every interview at school with the mindset that “this is going to be the one to catapult me to where I want to be.” I’d like to think it’s that sense of being hungry, and wanting to advance that has helped me achieve my recent successes. I know your family and friends help you grow, but there are certain times when you need to pat yourself on the back, because at the end of the day you did it.