Mastering the daily demons
ONE of the important milestones in my life, and I can remember it vividly, is November 17, 1986.
Why would I remember such a date when most days in a busy lifestyle I don’t remember what I did last week?
This was the day I officially started work for the Times Newspaper Group.
They purchased the Biggenden Weekly and offered me a full-time job after being a correspondent for the Central Burnett Times for almost nine years.
And now, 26 years down the track, I find two of my fellow CNBT team members weren’t even born then.
But they say age has no barrier and we can all learn from and with each other.
One thing that has never changed is I have always faced each week as a challenge as one never knows what story, happy or sad, has to be covered.
But what has changed is technology and this came with a vengeance on Tuesday when I was put in the position of having to learn two, or was it three, new programs.
I was assured these would make life easier and my job quicker.
I hope my learned teacher couldn’t read my mind at the time but a cup of tea eased my fears even if it was only slightly.
So if you are reading this today you will know I faced the demon front on just like I did 26 years ago when I printed my first “Weekly” on what I had come to know as “the monster”. Bring on next week’s challenge.
Erica Murree Biggenden journalist