Working at the Pincher Creek Voice this summer has been my first ever "real" job. Well, that's not entirely true - last year I did work one day at a greenhouse; unfortunately, a few days later I sustained a rugby injury, thus terminating my ability to be of any use to my employer. So I'm not sure if that counts.
It has been a great experience working as a reporter these past two months. When I showed up on the first day, I spent maybe ten minutes in the office as Toni explained my job, then I was sent out for my first story, on July 1. I have to admit, I might have been a bit flustered amid the Canada Day bustle. Nonetheless, I snapped pictures, took notes, and interviewed strangers, all in all discovering it wasn't as difficult and terrifying as I expected. When I returned to the office at the end of the day, Toni remarked cheerfully, "So you haven't run screaming yet!"