Joseph's Open Road


    Team Crossroads


Sports Writer
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.”


Journalism Sports


Perseverance Experience Opportunity Exploration Education Passion Struggle


Communicating / Sharing Stories


  • 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.

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