✍️✍️ Jobs Update ✍️✍️ — November 9
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Hello folks, happy Tuesday! Thanks for bearing with us this week as I travelled back from a cheeky sunshine break in Tenerife. Sophie was also travelling in Colombia, so unfortunately there’ll be no Outside The Newsroom today. Instead, I’ve included a taster of my amateur photography.
Next Wednesday (17th) I’ll be participating in an Ask Me Anything on journalism and entrepreneurship courtesy of the good folks at Ladder. This is the first one of these I’ve done, so make sure I actually have something to do and submit your questions by hitting the button below by next Wednesday November 17th!🤘
Last Friday I published a Q&A with travel writer and photographer Anna Mazurek on how she’s made it as a travel writer and photographer for more than a decade, how she travelled the world on an income of just $30,000, and how she successfully pitched a new course on freelancing for media majors at Texas State University. There’s a tonne of good quotes in there, so be sure to check that out below.👇
Okay, back to Tenerife for a brief moment. Aside from the sunshine and standard all-inclusive hotel food, I’ll remember my trip most for being the start of my journalling and meditation journey. I’d heard a lot of great things about both practices, but always told myself I didn’t have the time or that they just weren’t for me.
Each morning at 7:30 I walked to the beach with notepad and pen in hand, and practised what’s known as transcendental meditation. After (what felt like an eternity) 20 minutes, I’d open my eyes and start writing whatever was on my mind. A lot of it won’t be selling any books anytime soon. But I did come up with some stuff that I think is on its way to being somewhat meaningful. You can be the judges of that.
Anyway, here’s one of the thoughts from last week that I came up with. New jobs and vacation photos are below. We’ll be back in your inboxes on Friday. Reply to this email if you have any questions. Have an awesome week everybody!
Seagulls hovering endlessly over the ocean’s waves looking for food do not care what they look like doing so. They circle high above their prey and nose-dive to snatch it out of the water. Time and time again they fail and come up empty, but still they tirelessly persist until they succeed. Only one thing occupies their minds: survival. Are humans the only species that care about what others think?
The fact that we can do any job in the world to survive, but we choose to do something that helps people is so rare in today’s society. Perhaps journalists are in the 1% after all.
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