There are numerous things I am thankful for, but most importantly, thank you for giving me a chance. As a recent college grad who was close to losing hope that I would never land a “real job,” I am so grateful that you saw some potential in me to be a reporter. The first few months were rough. I didn’t think I would be able to survive no longer living in the city. I didn’t think I was cut out to be a journalist. But, you were patient. You taught me the basics (that I probably should have learned in college, but did not.) You told me how it was. And little by little, the job became easier. I really started to enjoy it.
I have learned to not take any beef from anyone. I have learned that I am a stronger person than I thought I was. I have learned that even the smallest of teams can accomplish great (moderately great?) work.
Although journalism may not be the direction my career path will continue, I am thankful that I had the opportunity — whoops, there goes the PR-speak! — to work with you. I have learned so much from you in the last 10 months. Thanks for all the advice and sarcasm. The newsroom won’t be the same.
And hey, it’s Friday, Friday …
All the best,