Thursday, September 11, 2008

What I Used To Do

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.

12 comments:

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

good luck!

Digger said...

Welcome to the FS. I hope you continue to feel that you are getting paid to do what you love. At the very least, you will get to experience some cool places and do things most folks only dream about. I'm crossing my fingers for you that you get a good first assignment.

Moni said...

u r amazzzing what a greeeat job, I am so glad you found me! Congrats on the marriage.. thank you so much for your sweet message!!

mel said...

Buenas Suerte! held og lykke! bonne chance! succes! buona fortuna! Viel Gl├╝ck! yeah... that's all the Languages I know good luck in, it should get you started ;) I'M SO JEALOUS!! YOU WILL ROCK.

Iggy Bloggit said...

you're an inspiration megatron

Tara said...

good luck megan!! your job sounds sooo important and professional. very cool.

Aly said...

I am coming in your suitcase!!!!

Taralyn said...

You're amazing. I can't wait to see what countries you get to pick!!!

modestmuse said...

Wow guys, thanks. Whew, it's been a busy past few days.

Thanks for the well-wishes. I can tell already that I'm going to love this new career. The finger crossing must've worked; my bid list is great! Glad I somehow positively inspired anyone, and thanks for the votes of confidence. If no one stows away in my luggage, I still expect at least visits!

Fearless Leader said...

You have no idea how much I've been wanting you to read that. I KNEW YOU would appreciate it. I almost called you when I read it but I feeled a little pathetic asking you to read my blog....any way THANK YOU!!!! I seriously wanted you to be there when I first read it.

Fearless Leader said...

felt not feeled...Man can you tell I hang out with 6 year olds all day !

diana palmer said...

first of all, every time i see that you've commented on my blog i get so pumped! second i am FASCINATED with your life. its like a movie to me. first the dream job, then so long dream job, hello foreign service. where will it end. i hope i can keep track of you forever to find out.

i wonder how much your good looks contributed to landing your dream job? not that your skillz aren't awesome too, but i don't think that being as good looking as you are hurts anything if you know what i mean.