There is always someone that cares.
Throughout the year in TV, we covered various topics including sports, community involvement, and even death. From covering all these stories, I realized that even if you think that what you are doing goes unnoticed, it doesn't. Washington is such a small community and everyone cares. There are so many happy and welcoming faces that are always willing to listen and provide both advice and support. No matter what you are doing or what you are going through, you can find a friendly face that will always care.
Always be open to new people and forming new relationships.
Going into Blue Jay Journal TV this year, I didn’t know many of the staff members. I also didn’t know exactly what to expect from the class. As the school year went on, I developed many new friendships that I never would’ve made if it wasn’t for BJJTV. For that, I will forever be grateful.
Never be afraid to put yourself out there because there are so many great people in this world that you NEED to meet. Just because someone is not exactly like you, doesn’t mean you can’t learn amazing lessons from them. BJJTV really reinforced that lesson this school year.
Always be open to something new.
When I applied to Blue Jay Journal TV, I just knew that I really enjoyed Ms. Turner as a teacher for Art Appreciation and that all the Friday Shows and BJJTV episodes looked like SO MUCH FUN to make (I wasn’t wrong).
Going into this class, I thought I wanted a career in the medical field, but as the school year progressed, I started to love the storytelling process and getting people’s messages out there for others to hear. Since the beginning of the year, I have completely changed from thinking that I want to study medicine in college to wanting to pursue a career in journalism or communications. If it wasn’t for trying something new, I could have had a completely different career path in life.
Overall, the Blue Jay Journal TV staff had an amazing year. We bonded, grew as a team, and made a lot of fun memories along the way.
I will miss each and every single one of the seniors. I wish them the best of luck going forward. But, I am also so excited to see what the new 2018-19 Blue Jay Journal staff will bring to the plate next school year. I am excited when I think about new faces, new stories, and a new group dynamic. It will be different than this year, but it will also be a chance for new adventures!