Yana’s Yarn – 10 April 2018

Thanks to Facebook memories I can see (when I choose) what happened on each day since I joined the social media forum. Usually they’re embarrassing statuses from third form Yana writing about homework assignments, or letting people know that I was eating a pie… things haven’t changed much.
However one popped up which was a great reminder for me.

Last week I celebrated my two-year workiversary. I started working at The Post as a junior reporter, part time, fresh out of university, my first proper career job, you could say. It’s pretty amazing that two years later I’m sitting in the big editorial manager chair.

Two years ago I would have never thought I’d interview an American Idol winner, teachers, local and national sports stars, students, builders, race car drivers and community heroes.
I remember being worried about having to write ten stories in a week. Now that’s not even an issue. I think back to when I was in school and wasn’t a fan of asking questions—now I do that for a living; haha.
The job has taken me on some interesting and fun experiences and I am very fortunate to have a job I enjoy! Even when the deadlines are approaching.
Of course it’s not just me on my own, I’m lucky to work with an amazing team who give me opportunities. Thanks to people like Emma who gave me a great foundation to stand on and encouraged me to do things I probably wouldn’t have volunteered to do from the safety of my comfort zone.
Now The Post has added Kylie, Jess and Haylee to the team and they are continuing to do a great job on the editorial side of things. Whether you’re starting out or have been in the business for ten, 20 or 50 years, take a moment to remember how far you’ve come, and keep at it!

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