Journalism crush

Posted by JSYL on Thursday, June 25, 2009 in
You probably know by now that I love a good dysfunctional relationship metaphor. Today I read one in a blog that likens journalists' passion for their profession to an "inappropriate relationship".

I disagree with its inference that, like most relationships of that nature, it's inevitable that all journalists will move on and find jobs in fields that take a lesser toll on our emotions and financial situations.

It's probably because I'm a hopeless romantic, or because I'm still in the 'honeymoon phase' that I'm pretty sure this one will work out, even if the others don't; that provided our love can survive the worst economic crisis in living memory, journalism is a keeper.

After all (cheesy as this may sound) a relationship is only worth having if you'd be prepared to go to hell and back to make it work out.

Props to Seattle-based journalist Linda Thomas for tweeting this to my attention. :)



I love your attitude. You will definitely reach personal success with your obvious determination.

My life is all the more valuable to me because I've experienced hell and lived through it.

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