Just like any job, there are good days and bad days. And there are many more days that are just same old, same old.
Even though I'm reporting on different stories and meeting different people everyday, it can feel like repeats.
But there are days that buck the trend and feel fresh.
Today was one of those days.
There's a park right in the middle of Medford that is plagued with problems. Stabbings, issues with transients, drug arrests are some of the first things associated with Hawthorne Park.
There's always been grumbling and complaining about the area, but nothing ever seems to happen.
The city is hiring a consulting firm to come with a plan to revitalize Hawthorne and it's going to ask park users and nearby business about how to fix it up. I can tell you, opinions are a dime a dozen. But now something's finally happening. A million dollars to fix up what some call an eyesore in the heart of the city.
I somewhat stumbled on the story and was able to beat some of the other stations and the paper in town, breaking the story. I found some several nice, fun people to talk to about it, and I was happy with my shooting and writing. Add on a good live shot and plenty of time and it was a good day.
It's days like these that make up for all the mundane days.