This is the face of a very happy, nervous and excited lady. Why, you might ask. Well, because I am now the editor of the Fitzhugh newspaper here in Jasper!!
After more than a month of negotiations, my position became official on Wednesday. The Fitzhugh is the newspaper I moved to Jasper to work for a year and a half ago, so I'm really excited to transition back into the newsroom and into a new role. I really enjoyed my time working with Edmonton's Vue Weekly this winter, but it was pretty isolating working from home. In fact, it was incredibly difficult to stay motivated. It's honestly crazy how great it feels to get up and go to the office each morning. I'm much more positive and productive and I'm even feeling incredibly creative.
I guess it doesn't hurt that my two best friends work in the office, so now I basically just get to hang out with them all day. I have to say, that's pretty rad, especially since we're all really passionate about improving the paper and making it into the best product we possibly can. I'm so excited to work with my girls and to be back in the community. Now I can only hope that I do the community and the paper proud.
**My first issue as editor comes out on Thursday. You can see a PDF version on our website, if you're at all interested.**
In other news, Reasons My Son is Crying is the funniest Tumblr I have ever seen.
Check it out. You won't regret it.