It’s real, and it’s deep

Despite sleeping in by 38 minutes today, I woke up in a ridiculously good mood. So good, in fact, that I had to blog about it!

It’s only about 9:30 a.m., and so far, I’ve been having a great day. I made a perfect omlette, my makeup looks better than usual, Starbucks got my latte order right… so far so great!

Nothing, however, compared to the joy I felt walking in to work. You know why? Because I really, truly love my internship. And this isn’t just a honeymoon love, this love is real.

The label on my alarm for when I wake up at 6 a.m. is “Yay for work!!! I LOVE MY JOB!”

And the truth is, I really mean it! I love my desk, I love what I do, I love my coworkers, I love the environment, I love everything!

When I walked into the building today, I realized how lucky I am to have this internship. I’m so grateful. Every time I say my prayers before eating or before I go to sleep, I thank God for this opportunity.

I know what it’s like to be stuck in an internship you don’t like or to not have one at all and feel like you’re falling behind. I’m so blessed. You know, I was originally the runner up for my position here, so I see this internship to be “divine intervention,” as my mother – a devout Catholic – always says.

I am proud to work here, at one of the first newspapers to spearhead convergence. I am proud to represent my school and school newspaper at this organization. I’m proud to wear my badge that says,

THE TAMPA TRIBUNE   /   PRESS   /   Jessica DaSilva

I feel like a lot of people in journalism get discouraged, especially with all the layoffs in the industry lately. Yes, I worry about the state of the industry or that there won’t be a job for me out of college, but it’s all about attitude. If you worry too much about the future, you’ll miss out on the present. We just need to cherish what we have now. And right now, I have a paid internship at a news organization that I love.

On the finale of “Will & Grace,” Grace described her love for chicken. Well, that feeling describes my love for journalism and the Trib:

“It’s real, and it’s deep.”

3 Responses to It’s real, and it’s deep

  1. […] blog (via Pat Thornton). Jessica, a journalism student at the University of Florida, had a recent entry about her internship at the Tampa Tribune that took me back to the good old days of unadulterated […]

  2. […] blog (via Pat Thornton). Jessica, a journalism student at the University of Florida, had a recent entry about her internship at the Tampa Tribune that took me back to the good old days of unadulterated […]

  3. Liz says:

    Yea for good days. Give ’em hell, Jessie.

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