I began by babbling
by being repetitive
I thought WNPC-TV still saw me as freshman even though I knew I was a sophomore.
Maybe they did.
I had to show them I was their leader, not only a second-year.
Today I begin by asking
how their weeks have been
and then go into a spiel
about how it is our last meeting
I make them smile when I say,
“Yay! We did it!”
They begin to clap in triumph
Triumph with a hint of silence
As all good things must come to an end
I transition to business…
News packages that need to be edited.
Update them on parts that still need to be filmed.
Then, I go into my highlights of the year:
The Mannequin Challenge
Valentine’s Day coverage
and personal projects, in which I valued their feedback.
I.e.) My trip to DR
as well as my
sister’s Sweet 16
Who would have thought I would even have an interest in production?
I end with a thank you note. My voice cracks. I cringe when it does.
I say it’s been an honor getting to be their Station Manager, getting to know more of them a little better, and learning from them.
Subconsciously I know that I will be studying abroad next spring. But they don’t know that just yet.
I am not ready to tell them. They are not ready to hear it. I am not ready to let them hear it…
They say “awww,” and I take a deep breath.
I hand out the evaluation sheet, and give them 10 minutes to complete it.
I collect them, hand out candy, and ask them to take group photo.
We take several shots and leave.
Just like that
our semester together
p.s. Tuesday marked another year at WNPC-TV! Can’t believe I’ve been with this organization for the past 2 years. Unreal. Here’s to my team!