It is completely cliché to say that everything changed for me this year. But it’s true.
It’s the night before my first deadline day filing for both NWT News/North and Nunavut News/North, and I’m trying not to panic. In a few hours, I have to file four more business stories and two collections of briefs. I am still desperately emailing people for interviews for the next morning and already imagining giant holes in the paper. But at this point, my brain is already fried and my handling editor, Josh, has other ideas.
Six hours before my flight, I was still packing. And I had to do it on the floor of a parking garage.
On top of everything that had happened that day, one of the zippers in a new suitcase had broken and I had to transfer everything to a new one that night.