by - April 27, 2011

I've been thinking a lot lately about dreams. Not the kind you have when you close your eyes, but the ones you have about your future or your life.

Wouldn't it be nice if everyone could say with all sincerity that they're living their dreams?

There are days when I look at my life and think, What am I doing? This isn't where I was supposed to end up.

Transitioning from the world of print journalism into the world of behind-the-scenes broadcast journalism has been quite an adventure for me, one I never imagined I'd take, but the journey has, in my opinion, revealed a great truth about my character.

The news is in my blood. It doesn't matter what form of it I'm working in or with, as long as I'm relaying important information to my audience in a truthful, unbiased way I'm fulfilling my purpose in life.

I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be where I am today. I'm passionate about my job, and I genuinely enjoy doing it.

If only everyone else could be so lucky.

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  1. I'm very happy for you, Ashton. You're in the 1% who feel like they're in the right place at the right time. Presenting the news to thousands of people per day is an awesome responsibility. It's a little like playing God. There are good and decent people in your position who take their responsibility seriously and there are those who use it to push an agenda. I hope your part of the state was spared the worst of the tornado outbreak but I know that the extensive damage around 'Bama will be your lead today. Stay safe, dear friend!

  2. The Wiregrass fortunately had only minimal damage. As far as I'm aware there were no reports of deaths or even injuries.

    In fact, first responders, rescue units, aid organizations, schools and churches all across my part of the state are rallying together to help in the relief efforts.

    We're so fortunate to have come through with only scratches and bruises, and it's truly an amazing thing to be able to report all the assistance our viewers are offering.