Step by step

After many hours, I’ve finally finished one of my long-term projects. I’ve been working to clip all of my articles out of old editions of the newspaper. There were a lot to go through, but it’s done.

From slowly whittling down massive stacks of paper to just getting through the last few editions, I pulled it off earlier this morning. The entire second series of The Office was there to pull me through.

It was interesting pulling through all those newspapers. As I delved deeper, I saw old events, headlines and bylines from years past that brought many old memories back of happenings and friends who have since left the paper.

The stories ranged from the mundane or typical, like meetings, and localizations to the facinating and bizarre, like the story Steve did about the guy who drank antifreeze. I found sections that I paginated, but completely forgot about doing. The same with photos.

Many of the more memorable stories were there in my clips. It was fun seeing where the stories began and where some of them ended.

So all of my work for the past three-and-a-half years has been reduced to a single box that I’ll probably carry around for the rest of my life. It’s funny, but I thought there would be more but I’m probably being foolish.

In the end, I’d like to think I did good work. I hope to do even better the next time.