Here we are. Hi.
This being the last day of this year and all, I’m not sure I know what to say, because I couldn’t have imagined 364 days ago getting to this point. I don’t think I lacked the confidence in getting to this point, but it definitely was a situation where I put on my blinders and went gently into that good night.
Anywhats, here are some shout outs.
To my mom, brother, and dad, who encouraged me to keep going through the third week, when habits are supposedly made.
To everyone in Brooksville (or by way of Brooksville) who has influenced me in so many different ways in the last 13 years. Brian, Brennen, Jason, Lief, Rob, Bernadette, Catherine, Lauren, Brenna, Kaitlin, Jim, etc., etc. I’m sure I’m missing some, so forgive me in advance.
To Jaquira Diaz, Karen Brown, Dr. Taylor Mitchell, Winnona Pasquini, Justin Brown, Travis Bell, and Wayne Garcia for inspiring me to write every single day.
To Browntown, the class that proved to me that a commuter student could still get the ‘college experience.’ And to the rest of my USF family, who all managed to make it out relatively unscathed – one hopes.
To my NPR Crew, the District of ColFUNbia, everyone at 1111 N. Capitol, and all the smart and funny people I’ve met while in DC. I can’t name you all because you number more than 50. You are legion, and I have loved every minute of being around you. Well, almost all the minutes. There were some minutes that were just okay.
To Bob and Robin, for giving me a shot to prove myself. To NPR Music, for showing me that there is still a place for smart, informative music journalism.
To the donors of the NPR Internship program, for literally paying my way to DC. I couldn’t have done it without you.
To all the women I fell in love with on the bus or Metro, you are the reason I take public transit. Just kidding (I’m really not though… or am I?).
To HS… wherever you are.
But especially, to you, reading this right now. You’re the reason this blog existed. If you’ve read only this post or any in between, I can’t thank you enough. If I imparted some type of knowledge to you, then it was all worth it, and a rousing success.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. A thousand times, I thank and appreciate you for spending part of your year with me.
This has been One Record Per Day.