Risk of trying something new well and truly pays off

FROM the day we are born we celebrate the first time we try something new.

We are told when we took our first steps, the first words we said, and cherish photos from the day we pulled on a school uniform for the first time.

Trying something new can be daunting and it is always a risk.

Two years ago, I made the decision to move from Brisbane to Kingaroy for my first job as a journalist.

For me, this has been one of the best decisions I have made.

Here in the South Burnett I have had the chance to experience many things for the first time.

I have been on the sidelines at sporting grounds across the region with my camera in hand, tapped away at my keyboard in court rooms, been at countless community events and spent many hours on the road.

I've had phone conversations with people from all walks of life, heard the excitement from parents as they share how proud they are of their children, and also had heartbreaking conversations with loved ones of people who have lost their lives.

Away from the office, I've had the chance to pick up a footy for the first time alongside my touch and Aussie rules teammates, discovered the beauty of the region we live in and appreciated life in a regional town.

I am so grateful that I have had such a supportive community around me while learning my trade, not only out and about, but alongside me in the office.

Now, it is time for me to try something for the first time once again and move to Tasmania to continue my career as a journalist.

Thank you for your patience, for trusting me to tell your stories, and to everyone who makes the South Burnett such a great place to live.

I'll always have a soft spot for this region.

South Burnett

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