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Posting from the media center

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I can't say this is the first time I've ever watched a debate, mostly because I feel that might draw great amounts of criticism/judgement from anyone who reads this, considering that I am 24 years old. 
However, this is the first time that I've really, actively, wanted to be involved in it all. Not the political side, mind you, but the media side. 
It is awesome. 
Sitting in the media center, which was rather unexciting yesterday, I'm surrounded by a buzz of activity. The whole place has come alive within 24-hours. 
There are journalists here from around the world. You can hear accents abounding and lots of chatter. There's a buzz growing as the moment for the debate to begin gets closer and closer.
… Being here is an experience that one can't replace. There are so many journalists glued to the television, watching the answers and banter between Vice President Biden and Senator Ryan. The two men are engaged in quite a debate. Certainly more heated than last we…

What's your passion?

"Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night." ~ Terri Guillemets
It's bright and early and the newsroom is abuzz with sounds. 
Most people don't realize that reporters, at least at our daily, are expected in to work by 7:30, 8 at the latest. I, unfortunately, am one of the latest.
But the sounds. For a writer, I'm a big fan of sounds. Some days, it drives me crazy. I can hear everyone, from our Features editor interviewing on the phone, to the Advertising ladies discussing ad issues, to the Sports guys in the back talking about last night's game. 
Today, I'm loving it. Of course, I'm also not stressing or on deadline at this time of 10:05, as I've finished what I had to do and it's in the hands of layout people at this point…but I am loving it.
There's something about being in a newsroom. Sometimes it's deadly quiet in here. But when the place buzzes, it's awesome to experience. 
This is a big part of what I do…

The Adventure

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"I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life." ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes
I'm a firm believer that life is an adventure. Sure, it may not be like the adventures we see in movies. Those are always filled with magic and mystery, danger and death. In those stories, the heros and heroines struggle to survive, face insurmountable odds, and somehow manage to thrive and usually fall in love.

That's not reality. And our adventures are often far from that.

If our adventure was like that, all women would be curvy, but the perfect ten, and all men would be insanely handsome and well-built.

But, again, that's not reality.

Reality is dealing with bills and stress, fighting our parents/spouse/children/co-workers, spilling coffee on ourselves on the way to work. It's running late for a meeting or getting a ticket for speeding.

But it is also spending time with our families. Impacting a life. Meeting some…