UNL senior Hale looks forward to a career in copy editing
Five years ago, Taige Hale stopped worrying so much.
She was finally recovering after battling an illness that left her constantly dizzy and breathless for over a year and a half. Finding the cure left her with more than just health, but a new perspective.
“It shaped me into who I am,” she said. “I was so introverted and I would always be scared to go out in public because everything looked like it was spinning. But now, I don’t go through bullshit. I want to experience things and talk to people and enjoy everything.”
Once she was on the road to recovery, she moved to Lincoln to pursue a degree in journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“I’m a really firm believer that you end up in the right place at the right time,” she said.
Now she is rarely without a smile and always looks for the positive side of any situation.
She is excited to graduate in May and hopes to find a job as an editor. For the past year, she has gained experience working as a copy editing intern at Nebraska Today, UNL’s news site.
Hale is ready to begin her next chapter and hopes to move to Washington or Chicago to be closer to family and friends. She hopes to find a job involving editing and to have enough free time to teach dance lessons.
No matter where she ends up, though, she knows it will be the right place.
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