My first PAID article, and currently my favorite that I have written thus far. I’m really proud of myself on this one. Not only does it center around something that I find impeding and important, but also on something I’ve been following.
I ended up live-tweeting what public speakers said during the meeting (and while waiting for edits), which got me both the news editor’s and the editor-in-chief’s compliments. They said that they loved what I was doing and that live tweeting was their “favorite thing."
I felt really happy to get those compliments and that acknowledgement from The Daily's higher-ups.
Moreover, the meeting went well over my deadline. It was supposed to start at 7:30 p.m. but it didn’t get started until approximately 8:15, and my article was due at 9:00. The meeting was still happening at 9:30. I ended up writing my article as the meeting was going once the clock hit 8:50. I finished it, sent it to my editor, and was editing it before the meeting even ended. I was proud that I was able to do that. It was intense.
I also ended up sitting in Gowen’s stairwell, after having my stomach grumble from hunger two hours earlier. I was working on my piece with the news editor and editor in chief until about 11:30 p.m. The stairwell was cold, but the sacrifice was worth it.
Kelsey Hamlin is finishing up her last year at the UW. Though her time is typically spent telling others' stories, here's a chance to get a peek at hers.