#TBT: Almost Hired at the Beacon

One of the most fun stories I did was the circus.  They gave us the behind the scenes tour of everything.

One of the most fun stories I did was the circus. They gave us the behind the scenes tour of everything.

Remember when I was holding my breath to find out if I was going to be hired at the newspaper? I had forgotten that pins and needle, suffocating excitement. It was butterflies in my stomach for a month while I waited. Then I got word, I had the job.

Nearly two years later, I still feel like I have the best job of my life. It’s never boring, always teaching me something and every week I get the chance to make people smile. Today’s Throwback Thursday is from Jan. 31, 2013 – A Love Affair with Newsprint.

Here’s an excerpt:

Every time was the same – I thrilled to see my words sifted from my constantly churning mind to be distilled and made made real on the soft paper.  I loved the way the newsprint smudged on my fingers as if the thoughts captured there were literally rubbing off on the readers.  I adored seeing our little town caught in a weekly time capsule.  Each edition was a snapshot of life for us.

Read the entire post here.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit SpaceandTime.net
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