Tomorrow will be a fun day. I love my job, but every once in awhile I sit back and think about what a cool job I have. I get paid to do things that I would probably do for free. Tomorrow is one of those days.
Tomorrow morning I am speaking at a junior high career day. I’ll be speaking to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders about the importance of going to college, and letting them know about careers in advertising. I did this two years ago and my kids were completely unimpressed. I thought they would be fascinated about the thought of shooting TV commercials, designing advertising, going to cool events or working with the media. But 6th graders are different, and all they wanted to hear about was blood and guts. Unfortunately, my job doesn’t involve many blood or guts (although I see that occasionally).
If I survive career day (which I should, since I’m bringing gifts for the kiddos… whatever it takes to win their love), then after lunch I’ll get to work with reporter Kristi Nelson from NBC Channel 5 on a news story that involves one of our doctors. It’s always fun to work with a news crew… it’s not nearly as glamorous as you’d think, but it’s exciting nonetheless. I enjoy coaching people before they speak on camera, looking for a cool place for them to shoot, talking with reporters (or even more interesting, the cameraman). I’m fascinated by the whole process.
So wish me luck. It will be a full day!