This week started off a little slower than usual. Because I worked last weekend, I had Monday and Tuesday off. The end of this week was pretty slow on the news front, so I didn't have very many assignments. Maybe I'm just starting to dream about the beach, but I like to think that daily news assignments are a lot like ocean waves. Some weeks I am scrambling just to keep my head above water, flying from one assignment to the next. I feel important and needed. Then the next week, I struggle to find my own news because the newsroom is pretty quiet. In those quieter moments, I question my own abilities; I question my importance. Yet like ocean waves, the assignments will build up again and eventually come crashing down over the newsroom. This week might have been a lull in the waves, but who knows what next week will bring? I'm here to experience all facets of newspaper photojournalism, waves and all.