I mentioned earlier that over the past few weeks I was busy with life. To be more specific, I was offered a full time reporter position at the Estevan Mercury, and as a result, I had a lot to think about, and a lot to prepare for, since I accepted the position.
This also meant I had to move out to Saskatchewan. I touched down in Regina last night, where I was picked up by one of my colleagues, who was kind enough to drive two hours from Estevan to meet me.
This is the first thing I want to acknowledge, the kindness I’ve been confronted with in Estevan. People here are insanely nice. From my colleague, to my landlord who explained how I was now a part of their family, it’s been a pleasant transition from one province to another. I miss my family, friends, and girlfriend greatly, but the pain has been lessened with people being as nice as they are, and making me feel welcome.
Graduating from Humber’s journalism program, I was confident in the skills I had obtained, but it still didn’t prevent me from feeling the pressure of finding full time employment. The journalism market is super competitive, and I had sent out dozens upon dozens of applications before I heard back from anyone. I am very lucky to have found a full time job in my field, a job that also offers health benefits.
I officially start work on Wednesday, and I’m really looking forward to it. Though my parents are going to help me over the next couple of weeks until I actually receive some pay cheques, it’s encouraging to know that I’m on my way to sustaining myself entirely. They’ve done so much for me, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to repay them completely, but it makes me happy knowing that in time, they’ll be able to just live the way they want to, and not worry about keeping me alive. Times haven’t been that tough of course, I’ve done pretty good when it comes to graduating and not spending too much money, but you know what I mean.
It’s going to be fun.