After I found out I had made it, I was super relieved, but still a little nervous. Although sometimes my nerves get the best of me, I never considered not taking the class because I knew it was what was going to be best for me and my future.
Fast forward to about seven months later, I have never had a class that I enjoy more. I have met so many new people because of Blue Jay Journal TV. In the halls, I am making conversations and saying hello to people I probably wouldn’t have known without this class.
Being apart of a team and contributing to a project as a whole has taught me so much about myself. After working so much with others, I am now fully aware of my strengths and weaknesses. In December I did my first interview by myself. 7 months ago, that would have scared me to death. I walked into it without any doubts and ended up getting some really great footage for a story I am very excited to be apart of.
I now know how to talk to strangers with ease and be confident behind and in front of the camera. Acting in PSAs no longer makes me want to cringe. Doing voice-overs that will be heard by the whole school doesn’t scare me. It's just all in a day's work for me.
Blue Jay Journal TV has taught me a lot about putting myself out there and not being shy for the better result... not just in stories, but in life.