Wow. I am about to start an actual real* job.
As of the beginning of June I will be a broadcast journalist for Heart’s Bristol newsroom hub! This means I’ll be mostly driving around Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall – only now I’ll be in a company car which means pulling into a fuel station would not teeter me into a spiral of depression with the price of fuel.
I’m fortunate enough to have a few friends knocking about in Bristol, and now with my home and family included in the patch, it should be a much more steady place to bed down and actually get to properly get to know the area I am reporting on properly.
It’s looking like I will be mainly be doing the reporter role, getting me out and about a lot, but also room for shift switching doing some bulletin reading, plus something I am particularly excited about… Heart Cornwall’s new evening news programme. I will hopefully explain more of this in due course.
This all said I am going to miss living in Bournemouth, the friends who will still be here, and some of the places I have worked. The last four years have been spent living on the gorgeous south coast but I’m not down for settling just yet so this time was always going to come.
For now I am doing my last freelance shifts, and saying my goodbyes – but don’t worry I’m going to be back for BU’s Summer Ball!
*Full time. I say real because the amount of times people would look at me like I was living on the dole when I told them I was a freelancer was getting tiring.