One of our News producers had her final day with us today and I've been granted the opportunity to take over her duties until we find a replacement. I'm pretty stoked about it because up until now I've been helping build content for the topic hubs: Discovery Space, Discovery Tech and Discovery Earth - and only small projects for News.
Now I feel like I've finally come full circle and I really enjoyed the work.
First news slide show - http://dsc.discovery.com/news/slideshows/flashback-may-29.html
First news article produced - http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/05/29/bacteria-skin.html
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In other news, I gave a speech to the graduating 8th grade class at my old prep school, The Country School, yesterday. I talked about opportunity and how to make success something you seek, not wait for. In all honesty, I hated my prep school when I was a student there because I was small and dorky and obnoxious so I was often teased - sometimes it wasn't me, like when a boy called me a poor hick for not having a yacht.
I went into it expecting to be speaking to younger versions of my formal classmates so you can understand why I was dreading it, but it wasn't that way at all. As soon as I started speaking, every kid in the room was listening, asking me questions, and giving me high fives. It was an awesome feeling to finally be a cool kid in middle school and I realized I shouldn't have been such a hypocrite or let it get to me. Ahh the beauty and pain of hindsight.
ONE DAY UNTIL MOVING DAY!!!!
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