Feeling the pain of others
SOMETIMES telling stories can be hard.
As a journalist, I am exposed to the great news that comes out of our community, like school groups putting their hearts into a dance and winning, or the tough news like rates increases.
But I also have to tell the heartbreaking stories of people losing loved ones or facing terminal illness.
It is impossible to be detached from the emotions people feel when they tell me their stories.
But to hear those people say that telling me their story helped them cope with what they were going through makes it all the more rewarding.