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A friend shared this quote with me yesterday and, in turn, I wanted to share it with all of you

“Columnists are the heart and soul of any journalistic enterprise. They’re unfettered voices of a newspaper or magazine, they opine, snarl, and otherwise shout from the treetops. The best columnists have a mastery of subject, an ironclad take, and complete command of the written word. Columnist Geoff Colvin once said, ‘to succeed as a writer you must grab the reader by the lapels, shake him, and never let go.'” – Andy Serwer

I loved this . . . I thought it would be a nice lead in to my next post . . . coming to a DIYdancer site near you : ). I’ve had many people ask me why I want to go to grad school for Journalism. The truth is, I’m a “full out with feelings” kind of gal and if I am going to do something then I am going to do it 200%. I can thank dance for instilling that type of discipline and dedication in me.  If I am going to pursue a post-performance career in journalism then I want to be well equipped before entering the field, so I can “grab [them] by their lapels . . . and never let go.” For now, I shall leave my fellow DIYd-ers with these words to ponder on for the weekend. Until next time . . .

Written by Stephanie Wolf

Stephanie Wolf

An Atlanta native, Stephanie Wolf has performed professionally with the Minnesota Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado). She has a BA in Liberal Studies from St. Mary’s College of California. Her writing has been published in national and regional media outlets, including Dance Informa, Indianapolis Star, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. Currently, Stephanie lives in Denver, where she is a public radio producer and reporter. She loves bluegrass, cooking, Netflix, and owls.