Monthly Archives: June 2015

Crossroads: I’m finally turning a corner

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Every time I come to a crossroads, I always end up going straight.

I’ve finally realized that you can only keep going straight for so long before you run out of pavement.

So maybe it’s time for a change of direction.

I’ve been a journalist for 22 years. That’s half of my life. It was an accidental career at first, but I loved it right away. I hadn’t known what I wanted to do for a living when I answered an ad to work part-time in the sports department at the Owen Sound Sun Times newspaper, in my small Ontario hometown. Hey, I thought, why not? I loved sports and I loved writing. Much to my surprise, I got the job. It’s the last job I’ve ever gotten simply by applying for it, without knowing anyone on the inside.

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