When I spoke to Gove Elementary students at the school’s annual Career Day this past Monday (4-30-12) about being a journalist, one of the 5th graders asked me what my daily schedule was. I had to stop and think about it for a minute. In all honesty, I don’t have a set schedule, I go wherever the story takes me. Sometimes that means I am covering an event out and about in the community, making phone calls, or typing away on my computer.
I think that I do my best to be involved in the community through volunteering in Youth programs, participating in area meetings, and sharing OUR story to anyone who is willing to listen.
So here’s what today – May 2, 2012 – was like for me.
7:00 a.m. – Wake up in a frantic because my alarm didn’t go off!
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Pahokee Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at Two Gals Deli in Pahokee. I enjoyed a yummy breakfast casserole with grits. I talked to the owner Rebecca Maynor and my good friend about her business and, of course, upcoming lunch specials. We listened to a presentation by Phil Bacon of the Collins Center for Public Policy about some new programs that may be coming to the Glades. (I’ll keep you posted as it develops)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Meeting with Rev. Desmond Harriet in Belle Glade to discuss the Glades Youth Connection. Rev. Des has been in our community for 30 + years and his true passion is reaching out to the youth of the Glades. I’ve been helping Rev. Des with his weekly Bible study program at Pahokee High School for the past 6 weeks. If you know of any students at Pahokee Middle/Senior High School, tell them to stop by the teachers’ lounge every Tuesday at 3 p.m. for a Bible study and refreshments.
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Advisory Board Meeting in Belle Glade. The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is the crown jewel of showcasing entertainment here in the Glades. Last week, Leigh Woodham, theatre director, asked me to join the Advisory Board. I’m so honored to be selected to be a part of this board. I will be serving a 3-year term beginning in August, and I know this will be a great adventure.
2:30 p.m. – Picture taking outside my home. There have been lots of dragonflies zooming around the yard, and I am quite fascinated with them. Not to mention miniature dinosaurs aka lizards.
3:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Work on my column for The Palm Beach Post.
6:30-8:00 p.m. – Play time with Dudley, including but not limited to throwing the ball, his stuffed monkey, and rolling around in the muck. Caring for my sunflowers, which are GROWING!
Another question, a 5th grader asked me was if I ever get rest – I think the obvious answer to that is No. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
~ MUCK LOVE