14 July 2017
Expect the unexpected
Needless to say I was extremely excited to be attending the Magazine Journalist course here at Press Association.
Where else would anyone want to study to become an journalist, it made perfect sense.
You could say it was nine weeks of bliss or nine weeks of sheer hell! I'd like to think of it in positive terms, so it will definitely be nine weeks of bliss.
There is a saying "hard work never killed anyone" but after this week I am not too sure about that.
I must say I have had am amazing insightful practical week, I am sure had I studied this course at a regular establishment, it would not have been so varied.
I energetically jump out of bed in the morning because every day is a new day and new things behold me.
When I get to PA I am warmly greeted by my other colleagues and then of course by our fantastic facilitators.
I would say the downfall is my journey in, I absolutely hate it when the trains are late, that is down to Southern Rail, they are full of crap. I struggle to wade my way through the crowds in the morning, I almost feel like I want to push people out of the way, but I know it's not their fault and besides, they too have somewhere important to go or I am sure they would not be up and about so early.
But as soon as I get through the revolving door everything is put in perspective.
My first day was indescribable, there was no way I would have known that we were going to be kicked out of the building and sent on a mission to get the answers to 24 questions.
We were sent off in pairs to see what answers we could find regarding Victoria. I was teamed up with Rachel, we had a fail proof strategy and we went, we saw and we conquered.
Don't tell me that the people in London are NOT helpful, that is utter nonsense, we found some very accommodating people that knew what they were talking about and to top it they were extremely helpful.
Emma was a gem, she was most helpful and saved us lots of time.
I look forward to what is in store for the following week.