Through the Eyes of a Chld

Last night, I finally got around to reading some of last Sunday's paper. I'll be the first to admit, I only read the lifestyle stuff, cartoons and travel sections, and even though we only get the paper on Sunday, it's still hard to keep up sometimes.

Since I got my start writing for newspapers, this little story struck me http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080824/TWIST01/808240339/1025/PRINT

It's about a Michigan fifth grader who has a spot on a team of reporters sponsored by Scholastic. She was interviewed as to what it's like. Her answers are both charming and amusing-especially the point where she was asked her opinion.

It also made me stop and think a minute. How do I look at writing, interviewing, my role in the media almost 10 years into it? I'd like to say I see it with such childlike simplicity, but unfortunately, often times that's not true. I've been stung a few times like anyone else who's been in it long enough. That new, bright penny shine has worn off a bit for me.

But once in a while, it's good to see it fresh, and basic and simple like this; to remember what drew me in in the first place. Keep up the good work Kayla and, most of all, have fun.

Good Writing & God Bless,
Cheryl Pickett

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