Yesterday was a singular day for many reasons.
Obviously, remembering 9/11. But it was also my last day of work at Gannett News Service. I have worked there for nine months, and loved every minute of it. Everything from my schedule (I've discovered I'm most productive from 1-9 p.m.), to my staggeringly talented coworkers, to the dazzling building, to the friendly security guards, to the incredible things I've learned and been able to do -- I sure will miss it.
My supervisors took a huge chance on me, and it seems it paid off for both of us.
I designed and copy edited the Nation/World News page and a Markets & Money page for GNS.
Here are the final examples of my work (the formatting got a little funky going from Quark --> InDesign --> jpeg) :
Markets & Money is a half-page, so newspapers can put local business news on the bottom half.
I really loved my job and had an all-around great experience working for Gannett. (That's not something you hear every day, trust me.)
I feel incredibly blessed to have had this opportunity.
I begin training with (edited) bright and early -- 8 a.m., ugh -- Monday, opening an entirely new chapter in my professional and personal life.
I'll always remember what has felt like a lovely hiatus getting paid to do what I love but I'm excited to see and share where this new journey will take me.