Tuesday, January 22, 2019

My Job

Something I'm trying to incorporate more into my social media feed is my career. Blogging isn't the only thing I do, blogging is just something I enjoy doing on the side because I love sharing my style with you all. Would I ever consider blogging full-time? Probably not. I do hope I can always use my style and inspiration in whatever job I find myself in though. 

My actual job is in sports broadcasting. I grew up playing just about every sport, basketball being my favorite, and I knew I wanted to incorporate sports into my career. So that's how I ended up where I am now at VFL Films. VFL Films is the athletic broadcasting department at The University of Tennessee. I spend my days editing videos for different teams, shooting video, interviewing, sidelining, and various things on camera. I was a Journalism and Electronic Media major in school and focused mainly on sports because I'm going after a career in sports reporting. Now I will say this, the TV world isn't all that glamorous. I don't get paid a lot in my position now, I work all the time, and it's honestly a HARD field to really break in to. There are thousands of other girls wanting to do the same thing I do... but I love it and I don't let "it's going to be hard" hold me back. I love every second of my job because I'm doing something I really care about.

Something I don't think people realize about broadcasting, especially sports broadcasting, is the amount of time it takes out of your life. There are some days where i'll work a 12 to 13 hours and turn around and do it all over again. I've lost friends due to my work schedule because they just don't understand how demanding my job is. Wake up, work, workout, eat, sleep, repeat. That's my life and I wouldn't change it for a thing. So if you've ever wondered why I go awhile without writing posts or flooding your feeds with new looks each week, this is why!

My response when people ask me "so what do you want to do?", is I want to be a sideline reporter for a big time network. I want to be known for telling good stories and being great at what I do because I've worked my butt off. I also want to be known as being one of the most stylish reporters out there ;)

If you are interested in this field and have any questions, feel free to reach out! I love sharing what I've learned and helping others achieve the same goals as me.

Here's some of my favorite pictures from my time with VFL Films!

 My first time as a sideline reporter for the SEC Network+ with my trusty cameramen!

While working at the NCAA Volleyball Tournament in Washington.

Interviewing one of the Tennessee Divers.

Interviewing the GOAT! 

Covering the Peyton Manning Scholarship ceremony.

Football photo day! 

First soccer game of the season.

Spending our Saturdays in Neyland Stadium!

 Interviewing one of my favorite coach's, Rick Barnes!

Lady Vols vs. ETSU

Another shot with Peyton! 

Interviewing Bunny Shaw, who helped lead Jamaica to their first ever 
World Cup Qualifier!

Sideline reporter for Vol Soccer.