Day Four: Rushing for quotes

Updated: Jun 21, 2019

By Janet Zamudio, June 13, 2019

Today was pretty wild. I was feeling very rushed because I needed to leave the newsroom early for my brother’s graduation. I made sure I had everything in line to be ready for tomorrow. But guess what? Things really don’t always turn out how you want them to.

My interviews were mostly done, but I received an email from one of the athletic directors saying he wanted to sit down and talk with me. I had scheduled a different interview at 1:30pm with a male athlete (a very important part of my story.) I was freaking out because of the time crunch, wondering if I even have enough time to get a proper interview with this guy. I was telling myself, “Chill back, you’ve got this, right?” I needed a mental break.

When lunch time came around, I was actually pretty relaxed — I thought whatever happens, happens. I also think it was because the little cafe I went to was really cute, a pretty stress-free zone. The stress just returned when we got back to the newsroom.

I was also forgetting about a lot of things. I almost forgot about this blog and school is technically still going on for me. I have a few lingering assignments that need to be done soon. I’ll get to them eventually, but right then what mattered was getting the things done for the day.

In the end, I just ended up going with the flow. It was a pretty hectic day for only the fourth day of the program. That’s what I love about this program, though: It's constantly giving you a sense of urgency. It’s pretty exciting, actually.

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