Monday, August 12, 2013

I Bid You All Adieu...

I was always told that time goes faster the older you get. This summer has solidified my belief in that theory. The past four months have flown by, and I’m sad to see it all end.

Although there are numerous things I accomplished while interning at Community Television Network, there are also many things I speculated about doing and never got around to. My time at CTN has taught me all I need to know to accomplish my goals to break into the television industry. I’m leaving this place with some big goals, and more importantly, the skills to accomplish those goals. From working with cameras, to framing interview shots and editing everything together, I feel I have a well-rounded idea of how television is produced.

Now that you know I HAVE big goals, you should probably know what they are. In about nine months I’ll be graduating with a Screen Arts and Cultures degree from the University of Michigan. As of right now I’m considering going to graduate school (let the search begin), but if that doesn’t pan out I want to move to New York or Chicago to try to find a job. My dream job would be working for NBC doing something with TV journalism. Secretly I’d love to be a news anchor because I am in no way camera-shy, but for now I’m aiming to work behind the scenes. Although New York is my ideal place to live, sometimes I consider moving to LA. You never know. Maybe I’ll write the next Friends, or direct the next Lost.

I guess what I’m trying to say is, for the first time in my life, I don’t have everything figured out. And for the first time in my life I’ve realized that’s okay. Through internships and experiences I’ll gain the life skills I’m looking to acquire and inevitably end up where I’m supposed to be.

A big thanks to all the friends I made at CTN, and all the people who have brought me one step closer to achieving my goals.

Stay gold Ann Arbor,