There is no way to put into words what the last five years have been like for me. I came into this newspaper as a young reporter with no clue what she was doing and am coming out a different person.
On March 12, I will be leaving the Daily News’ doors for the last time and will start on a new adventure and out of the news business.
I leave with nothing but respect and love for the newspaper. I hope the community understands what a true gift they have with the Daily News, and I don’t mean the newspaper they get each morning.
Sitting in the building at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Eglin Parkway are some of the finest people I’ve ever met. They have mentored me, fought for me, loved me. They have become a family to me.
To each person at the Daily News, thank you.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your world. Thank you for guiding me when I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, which probably can still be said even today. Thank you for inspiring me every day to fight for what I wanted and fight for the readers.
I can’t begin to say how much I will miss you all and our amazing adventures.
In two weeks I will be starting a career outside of everything I’ve known for the past six years. The only career I’ve had, honestly.
To say I will miss it is an understatement.
To all the Daily News readers, thank you for letting me into your homes, in your scrapbooks, on your walls and, for some, into your hearts.
I’ve loved every minute of it.