I know I have been tearing it up with the text posts tonight, but here is one last one to convey all the happiness I’m feeling so you all don’t think I’m angsty all the time.
I began my day in Knoxville. Last night I went to a concert and hung out with some friends there, then spent the night for a job interview this morning. The interview went well (I hope!!) and I made a quick trip to the Apple store and grabbed lunch (plus got a little friend closure) before heading back to Johnson City for work.
Tonight was my second to last night at my internship. I never liked local news at all, but this internship has been one of the best experiences of my life. Not because of the local news part, because of the fact that I love journalism and being around other people who do too. I’ve learned so much, made friends and connections that I want to keep up with forever and begun to understand the local news mindset. The reporter with which I’ve gotten closest bought me dinner tonight, which we ate before editing a package for 11 then running out to breaking news at 10. Afterward I edited a web story and put up some equipment. Everyone was so sad that I’m leaving them. It was a good night for work.
Then I headed home. Had a really great conversation with my mom on the phone, which is unusual for us. Got home around 12:30, changed out of my interview/work clothes and my dad asked me to go do something in the basement. HE IS BUILDING ME A FUCKING CHEST OF DRAWERS. My dad is actually a super good carpenter, but what. I’ve been searching for a chest to take to school for weeks. I thought I was going to end up with a damn plastic tub. And my dad is just casually building one in the basement.
I feel really loved tonight.