Sometimes it's just hard to wipe the grin off my face. I mean look at these old pictures... this has to be the best job in the world. I get to go places and do things and meet people that most people would never have the chance to do.
And then I get to share my experiences with the world through the magic of broadcast. Each and every day is a reward of it's own, especially when I can touch a life or share crucial information.
But it's weeks like last week when all the hard work is rewarded...by a group of my peers....and my grin gets bigger.
Early last week I recieved a 3rd place award for an In-Depth Story called Chainsaw Justice in the NPPA's Quarterly Clip Contest for Region 6. This was only my second ever placing in an NPPA Contest, which I consider the hardest to place in, so that made me happy.
And then Friday night I was nomintated for my first ever Emmy Award....twice.
I received 2 Mid-South Region Emmy nominations. One is for the category 'Feature Non-Hard', for a story I did about a group of pre-schoolers watching a Fire Department burn a house for training. The other nomination is in the category 'Camera-News' for my work as a TV Photographer.
I'm pretty darn happy right now. This is something that's been a goal of mine for a long time.