I got into the news industry for the wrong reasons.
Playing sports in my younger days, I relished the chance to see my name in the newspaper.
As a Little Leaguer, I excitedly checked the mailbox for the weekly edition of The Township Times to see if my performance from the previous week made print.
Sometimes it did. Others it did not.
Fast forward to college, and after switching majors twice I settled upon sports journalism. It gave me the opportunity to stay around something that consumed my life for so long and also, again, it gave me a chance to see my name in the paper.
Early in my career I tried to keep track of the number of events I covered, the stories I wrote and the photos I’ve taken. It became tedious, mundane and just plain pointless.