In November I had the chance to try out two different kinds of internships. One was at Sagastad, hosting Norway's largest Viking ship, where I got to work a bit on a visual PowerPoint presentation, and at NRK Sogn og Fjordane, where I got to see how it's like being a news reporter. I had the chance to see how interviews were done, and how to edit radio news and such.
I enjoyed trying both, as I really want to work with media design and writing. Now that I'm on "the mend" after my hip surgery last year, I have the opportunity to think anew on what I want to be when I "grow up". I've never really given it much thought, because I've worked since I was 17 at different shops, and it's been okay. I've never been the one for status and education, never letting my work define me. It's just, well, work. What I am, who I am, is not in my labor, but my label; a very creative person with too many ideas to sit still for too long. I love music, photography, movies, books, writing, creating jewelry and so much more. And I really want to work with something that lets me use my skills, not contain them and being an outcast just because I'm a little eccentric. We can't all be the same norm, and thank goth for that!
Working with media design would have been nice because I know I got a neck for design and layouts. And writing and photography wold have been awesome as well. I qucikly learned that news reporter is not me at all, as I'm not updated on news ever. I've never been, never will be, so finding angles and just an interest in general in what's happening is just, no. Politics and all that shi**, uhm, I mean, stuff. I tune out. But human-interest stories, culture and such, that's more me.
I got the chance to go out and interview a few people, taking pics and start writing a story/radio story. It was just horrible to go out and try to find random people to ask. Social anxiety and introvert and all, it was, well, hell! But I got through it, but I just know I won't put me through that again.
I'm excited to see how the story turns out though. I was promised a by-line, so that's cool.
I'm all about trying out and getting new experiences helping me pin point my way down the road called life. It would have been amazing living of music as an artist and songwriter, but until that (if it ever will) happen, I have to be a bit more realistic.
My goal is to finish high shcool next year, so I have the proper grades to get into a college to study something I'm really interested in.
I don't regret not finishing high school. I never have, because all the choices I've made, have lead me here I am today, and I'm happy and grateful.
I'm exited to see what 2020 will bring.
My name's Marita. I'm a musician and songwriter from Norway. I'm interested in music, books, movies, clothes and more.
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