Going to a nice park to watch the red/white/blue fireworks go off with a beautiful sight is something I have been doing since being able to walk. San Diego is very much known for a patriotic destination to live in,or simply to spend your 4th of July weekend in. I was privileged to live through this for my entire life, until this week we are just wrapping up. And it could not have been any better than Tuesday night.
If you would have told me just a year ago that I would be living the 4th of July in the nation’s capital, I would have end up telling you that there’s no way. Planning to join this Cap. Scholars group was really something random and spontaneous that I learned about through email sometime in October. It not only became already one of the best decisions I’ve made in my young career, but it gave me the opportunity to experience one of the most patriotic moments any American can live. And that is staring at a Washington Monument with bright, colorful fireworks popping from behind it.
It was also good to run into a group of about 10 ASU students who are also interning in the DC area for various companies and institutions. A few of them are actually journalists that I have worked with at The State Press in the past year. So, it was refreshing to see that I wasn’t the only State Press-er to fly to the national’s capital to expand the hunger for journalism experience that we have as college undergraduates.
If I learned something this week from the last, is that sports journalism is probably the one section that I should stick to for the rest of my life. For the past few months I have been trying to convince myself to try to step foot only in political reporting. However, one of my editors has assigned me to cover a few soccer tournaments that are going on this summer, and I have enjoyed every second of it. I always knew sports was my main passion, but with today’s politics producing so much interesting content, I was stubborn to think that that should be the only path that I should stick to from now on. Well, I have made my mind up this week. My heart is with sports more than anything else, and my fingers will refuse to be used for anything but sports. If I am going to report for the rest of my life, i will listen to what brings joy into my life, regardless how interesting the political environment is from now on.