• Blog,  Business

    My SSDGM Month: First Jobs

    Getting my first job was a very bizarre experience for me. The whole thing seemed rigged right from the get go. I didn’t have a license or a car. I was 15-years-old and my mom asked me to make a list of the places I’d like to pick up applications. Easy enough. Then I was shocked when she didn’t go get them for me. WHAT THE HELL WAS THE POINT OF THE LIST!? Hilariously, the first job on my list was Karma. A music store I’m not certain is still in business. Now, to my naive 15-year-old mind, it was just a place to buy music. Nothing wrong with that.…

  • A Queen's Reign,  Blog,  Business,  Health

    My #SSDGM Month: Working in TV Almost Killed Me

    Once I decided I wanted to become a T.V. news producer, it made me feel so good to have a focus. I discovered my love of journalism in high school, but I knew I didn’t want to work for a newspaper. No one in the business had anything good to say about it and made it seem very un-glamorous. When I got to college and discovered T.V. news, I was hooked. It was fast-paced, glamorous (at least to me!) and seemed to fit my personality perfectly. Getting my first job easily out of college solidified my decision to be a news producer. Being a journalist was very important to me.…