It’s Sunday. The week is over and here I am, scrambling. Remember that advice I gave on Friday? I should’ve listened to it. Go figure. This morning, I woke up and immediately started researching. I had back-up pitches but they all fell flat. I’m down to my last pitch idea and even though it’s not great, it’s better than nothing.
I got in my car and drove to Bluff Creek Terrace assisted living complex to talk to a woman who works there and see if she might have a story behind her. I ended up sitting for an hour with her and an 84-year-old man who has been there since it first opened. It was really interesting and they had lots of great quotes about the living complex and some of its events (like a “senior prom” – very punny). The only problem I ran into was the obvious question: how is this relevant and newsworthy? I didn’t exactly have an answer but was hopeful that with more digging, I could find out.
When I got home, I wrote up the pitches and sent them in. I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. For the rest of the afternoon I could sit back and enjoy my weekend. Ahh, how peaceful.