Five months ago when I moved back to Northern California from Long Beach after a life-changing event, my first goal was to get a job. I feel like that’s how you know a move is going to stick; if you establish roots in a place, you’re more likely to stay. So when I finally joined the workforce here, I felt like I could let out a sigh of relief.
This, my friends, is where I spend my weekdays.
The Lodi News-Sentinel is a family owned newspaper, established in my hometown in 1881. It’s a great place with tremendous community involvement, a fantastic family atmosphere, and best of all— a wonderful blend of young, creative types and seasoned veterans.
I’m so excited to join the Lodi News team!
Right now I’m working in the advertising department aiding local businesses in the promotion of their goods and services. However, my dream is to jump behind a desk in the newsroom, plop my typewriter down (yes, I truly do own a gorgeous, blue vintage Smith-Corona!), push my cat eye reading glasses up on my nose and click click click away at stories daily.
Of course, it seems like more of a daydream or episode of Mad Men at the moment.
But, I believe if I put my mind to it I can achieve this goal!
Already, I’ve had three stories in an agricultural section we ran about a month ago. Plus, a couple more pieces I have written are being published into an annual magazine that’s being released at the end of this month. I take every opportunity I can get to write— it’s what I love to do best. After all, I do have a degree in Writing & Literature!
I’m optimistic about my career opportunities here at the Lodi News-Sentinel.
It definitely feels like home.