Mas­ter­ing the daily demons

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

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

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