A friend of mine emailed this picture to me the other week. I had to look at it three times to realize…hey, that’s me! The photo is still featured on Hampton University’s (the real HU) School of Journalism website — all these years later. I’m not exactly sure what year it was taken, but I do know I loved learning about reporting and the “whole journalism world” back then. Now, I’m actually doing it for a living! I kind of had to pinch myself. Not everybody who starts down this path makes it – so it’s a good reminder for me that I worked hard to get here and have to work even harder to stay here.