Joseph's Open Road
Woburn Daily Times
[Kids] want it yesterday rather than being able to wait for it. But that's just a part of any profession, getting the experience and working up to that point.
- Says he never thought that covering professional sports would be in the cards for him.
- Went to Northeastern University but financial hardships caused him to drop out after one semester.
- He took two years off of school but realized he was getting away from his passion, knew his writing talents were going to waste.
- Went back to college; started getting involved in the campus newspaper and wrote for a local publication on the side.
- Had doubts about whether writing was truly his life's passion, so he took himself out of it for a while, worked at a cafe.
- After one year, he missed sportswriting so much that he knew he had to go back to pursuing it as a career.
- Stresses that everyone has to pay their dues; sometimes he'd have to write about things that didn't interest him, but those pieces were worth it.
- Says that no one is going to hand you anything, but if you put in the time and effort, and you're patient, you can become whatever you want to be.