A new chapter in life

Published 12:52 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I would rather spend 100 hours working on what I love than 20 hours doing something that I’m ultimately indifferent about. So that’s what I’m doing here, attempting to pour myself into the work that I’m wild-eyed about, working each issue to be a better storyteller than I was in the last one. 

This week is my second week at The Farmville Herald, doing what I can to fill the shoes of my predecessor, Carson Reeher. Prior to moving to the area a week ago, I had only been to Farmville during my interview process.

I was unsure of what to expect, but everyday I’m here I feel more at home.

I come from my hometown of Fredericksburg. I can say genuinely that Farmville reminds me of Fredericksburg without all the overbuilt shopping centers and incessant Interstate 95 traffic. For that, I am grateful.

I don’t know what this chapter of my life will bring me, but I do know that the fact that I’m spending all of my work week practicing what I’m passionate about brings a very real joy to my soul.

I’m thankful to The Herald team for allowing me to do that and I’m thankful for the community for allowing me to be a part of it.

In the past I worked as a reporter at the Northern Neck News.

If there’s anything my time at the Northern Neck News taught me, it’s that my number one concern as a writer is the people I’m writing for, whether it’s in telling their story or documenting information on the structures put in place to make sure that information has a place to be easily digested.

Going forward, let me know what I can do to better assist in documenting this area’s current events.

I hold a belief much like many of my colleagues here, this job is in a way public service and I intend on telling the full story for the people.