Saturday, September 27, 2014
This News Junkie's Missing the News
I have been writing a bit, but thinking a lot.
I miss a lot of things about working at a paper and being exposed to so much in writing, editing and design, namely doing all of those things.
So, while I have my steady job, I've been scheming.
There is something so rewarding about seeing your work published, whether you wrote it or designed it. There is also something very rewarding about knowing, in your time spent editing, that you helped and nurtured another author so that they achieve something meaningful and satisfying in their own work.
I have had many aspirations in my life, but one has continuously followed me for years: writing for a magazine. I would love to see a profile I wrote, after meeting someone with something to teach me, published in Rolling Stone or a spread I designed for someone else's great story to pop off of the page or screen.
I learned so much in school, in practice and in work. I hope I get to use these skills again some day.
It doesn't have to be a big magazine, though it would be nice. I just know that, above all, I've especially missed designing. Making little "graphics" for a blog will never match up to the satisfaction I felt in more professional designing for publications.