I’m obviously not the best blogger as I’m letting days go past before I post another blog post… There have been so much to do though and too little time. Although the ‘amount of time’ is debatable, it’s more about what you choose to prioritise I guess. My boyfriend always complains when I spend ‘too much’ time on reading blogs, he says it is damaging to the brain cells. Even though I’m mostly trying to convince him he’s wrong he could have a point. Instead of reading a meaningless (some are actually quite uninteresting when you think about it) blog I could have been writing my own texts. There are so many things that I have attempted to blog about, for instance the Breivik trial. I have so many opinions about it, mostly regarding whether it should be broadcasted live or not, but let’s save that for another post…
My Easter break in Stockholm was (to describe it in ‘Welsh’/Cardiffian’ terms) just lush. Although I didn’t get to do everything or see everyone I’d hoped for I’m really satisfied. My ‘favourite’ week must have been the days I spent at Dagens Industri. It was so inspiring and beneficial to get an insight and take part of an editorial/news office. I learned so much from doing practical tasks, I got to do research, interviews and I wrote a couple of articles. I’ve never really understood the importance of work experience until now. It’s more than a way of building a network; it’s also an opportunity to get an idea of how the profession works in the ‘field’ and not just in theory. Before I came to DI I doubted whether I really want to work as a journalist in the future. I experienced something similar to an epiphany during my work experience and afterwards I felt clearer than ever. Of course I should aim at a career in journalism. Anyhow, my biggest ‘job’ at DI was that I got to co-write the article about the blog queen Isabella Löwengrip. The article got quite good response and I felt so proud of seeing my name in print. If that’s not an ‘egoboost’, what is?
By the way, I’ve recently become obsessed with Instagram. So here’s some recent photos. My nickname is ‘marylinandi’ if you want to follow me.
Dagens Industri’s lounge.
The weather in Stockholm was quite mad. It suddenly started snowing one day..
A beautiful sunset seen from my boyfriend’s apartment.
Went back to Cardiff where spring had arrived. But it rains a lot :/.
Me studying at the library.. One essay soon complete, two to go..