Fiday’s Girl - Friday Girl says farewell
Looking back on the last year-and-a-half in saved articles, it doesn’t seem to be that long. A small portfolio of work. Looking at the tales in each column spark reminiscences but some I barely recall. It’s been one year and two months and I’ve done a lot. Or put another way, 63 weeks, or 446 days, since I began writing.
This column has not just been a start to what will hopefully be an exciting career.
It was the chance to find myself, and express my thoughts and feelings. I’ve always said the heart of journalism for me is sharing something with the world, so I hope you’ve enjoyed my company.
It’s been the only opportunity my Dad had to see my aspirations at work.
Sometimes I lie in bed and write an opening paragraph in my head. Other days, I’ll be sat in the car and spot something I’d like to mention next Friday.
Today, I stood on the escalator in Tesco, distracted by the reflection of my fellow shoppers all waiting uncomfortably with their trolleys while the conveyor belt moved at a slower pace than if we had walked.
I began developing this humorous scene, deliberating if it would be amusing and relevant to the next column. I’m sure I will continue to instinctively do this from time to time.
I’ve learnt a lot too through considering the content of each column, transferring my muddled thoughts and opinions into more easily-understood writing and thus helping me process them to a conclusion too.
Nowadays, young people, express themselves on Facebook and Twitter.
My friends have commented that social networking was the place you could be the person you wanted to be portrayed as.
I don’t believe this is true, while I understand that public posting should be in moderation, you should always be yourself and true to your values.
That is exactly who I tried to be in this column.
And that person is myself. And I hope, that both here and on social networks for those that follow me, I’ve given some food for thought, provoked interest, disagreement and all the other emotions we develop towards each other that make us human.
In March I finish timetabling at uni, I will be revising for both my degree, and NCTJ exams in May.
In May I will also turn 22, and begin seeking work, either in the broadcast or print field.
Before then I’ll return home for Christmas. At the beginning of 2012 I said I had a feeling about this year, I can’t believe it has almost passed and proven to be one of the most exciting of my life.
A lot has changed in the last 10 months, and it still is (you’re losing your weekly supplement of Adele for starters!).
So, thank you for reading, commenting, and therefore supporting me. Remember my name.
Oh, and if I don’t take advantage of this publication now I never will, so: Happy Birthday to my Papa today!
(That’s the final Friday Girl column. Thanks so much Adele and good luck for the future - Ed.)
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