I believe that Fall beings with the new television season — which might mean that the (un)official start of Fall is this Tuesday when the second season of The Mindy Project comes back on. I just started my second and final year of my Masters of Journalism. This past summer was full of both fun and hard work, and today, when I’ve just come back from yoga and the sun is (almost) shining and I’m about to start a few hours of essay research, is a good time as any to look back at my summer accomplishments.
Here are some highlights of summer 2013, along with some of the stories I worked on:
- Interning in the arts department of the National Post. For six weeks from the end of July until the end of August, I wrote mostly about pop culture and wrote some health stories as part of my internship.
– Some of the stories I wrote:
– I went to two amazing concerts this summer. In July I saw Andrew McMahon perform, one of my favourite singers and a huge inspiration. I’ve loved his poetic music for years, and followed him since his former bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. Now he’s gone solo. In August I covered the Backstreet Boys concert for the Post, which was almost too much fun.
– Moving! In mid-July I moved out and into a beautiful apartment in a fun neighbourhood, and discovered a new yoga studio that I try to get to four times a week. One of my good friends just moved onto the street as well.
– My story on Generation Y’s anxiety was published in The Huffington Post. I worked on this feature story in my online journalism class at Ryerson last winter. I really wanted to explore the issue that many twentysomethings are facing, and enjoyed talking to a few experts such as therapists, a life coach and a yoga teacher about how to deal with this decade.
– Writing. Of course.
– Getting addicted to summer reality shows such as The Vineyard and some more serious fare such as the amazing thriller series Orphan Black.
That’s it for now!