About Me – Me, Journalist, Journalism, Likes, Dislikes
Hi there! My name is Michelle White. And if you’re reading this then I guess you’re interested in learning all about me, so here goes! I guess I’ll start from the beginning, seems logical right? Okay, so I’m from New York…so right about now I’m sure your thinking about the fast-paced, up all night, hustle and bustle, famous NYC. Nope, I’m from Upstate New York…a place much quieter, with far less people, and much less to do. But I like it that way. Now don’t get me wrong, I like visiting the city and seeing the sites and doing the whole tourist thing, but I’m not sure if I’d ever be able to call it home. Hah, even the thought of that scares me a little.
Fast forward to present day and I still live on a quiet street in the suburbs, just the way I like it. I’m a journalist for the local newspaper. I enjoy my job and the whole team there is just wonderful. I am passionate about writing, but also just as passionate about reading and learning. I suppose that’s what got me into the world of journalism, and why I love it so. Knowledge is truly a gift, I believe. And there’s always more out there for you to obtain, and share with others too. When off from work I enjoy going down to the school and serving as a volunteer tutor for the children, and helping them to develop a passion for learning while aiding them in their studies. It is especially rewarding when they overcome a challenge that they were really struggling with, it is moments like that when you can really feel the positive impact you’re having. It reminds me of when I was young and in school, and of the teachers who helped to motivate me, and helped me to grow into who I am today, and the gratitude I have for them.
So now you know about where I’m from, and what I do. I suppose the next obvious things to write about would be my family, and my pets. But I love them so much and have so much to say that I’ve dedicated whole other pages to them, that I hope you’ll visit. So perhaps I should tell you about some of my likes and dislikes, and hobbies. For starters, I like being outside and in nature, at least when it’s warm. I’ll admit that I don’t care for the cold. So during the winter you’ll more likely find me by the fire, under a blanket, reading one of my books, sipping a hot cocoa. That reminds me, I love hot cocoa. I always have, ever since my mother seemed to always have a cup ready and waiting for me when I came in from playing in the snow as a child. And while nowadays you won’t find me outside playing in the snow anymore (no surprise there!), I’ll admit that I do still very much enjoy how beautiful the snow covered trees and landscapes can look: a winter wonderland as it were. As for the other seasons, I must say I love fall’s majestic colors, and spring’s lovely flowers. Not to mention the temperature is often just right for a lovely stroll or nature walk/hike. And summer? Who doesn’t love summer? Between the Fourth of July, fireworks, sunshine, the beach, BBQ’s, relaxing on the porch, what’s not to love?—aside from the occasional heat wave (where once again you’ll probably find me inside, except this time most definitely not under a blanket!).
I could go on and on, but I don’t want to talk you your ear off, or rather tire your eyes out (you are reading this after all)…perhaps one day I’ll make an audio recording that I can post. I digress, I hope I’ve given you a good idea about who I am and what I’m all about. If not, a couple last tid-bits of information. I love to cook, and bake, especially when my daughter Meaghan is back in town (more on that later). However I hate doing the dishes! Luckily I have a dish washer for that…his name is Jonathan. And of course, I absolutely adore and enjoy my time with my pets, Zoe and Max.