It's been quite an emotional day at the PA.
I passed my 90 wpm shorthand and was tantalisingly close to getting 100 wpm. I'm really proud of myself; I wasn't convinced I was going to pass 90 this morning. Also it feels good to know that the news course only get to 100 wpm after 20 weeks and two shorthand sessions a day. We have an intense rivalry with the news course, even though we have nothing to do with them. I think it's because they have it easy compared to us.
We also did final one-to-ones this afternoon. I nearly cried. When Roberta's proud of you, you know you've done well.
If you're reading this because you're considering the course, all I can say is do it. Don't let people put you off by telling you how intense it is. Yes you work hard but it is so worth it. I am a better journalist and a better person for spending these past nine weeks at the PA. I have met the best people and learnt so much.
Thank you. It has been a pleasure.