Everybody makes mistakes

on Tuesday, 10 July 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Last week was a hectic week at The News Journal. It was also my first major holiday as editor. Fellow employees were off on vacation for the holiday and others were out for personal reasons. A few good friends of The News Journal came in to help us make sure that the paper got out to you, our readers, on time and for that we are very thankful.

Some of our more dedicated readers may have noticed some spelling errors, incorrect grammar, and some strange syntax in last week’s paper. As editor I would like to apologize for those errors. We here at The News Journal take great pride in what we do and the news that we bring to the community. We have a set of checks to assure problems like this do not happened, but due to being short-staffed, holiday deadlines, and an overall sense of chaos we did  not exactly put our best work out there. 
As stated by Robert Burns, “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry” and unfortunately that is what happened with last week’s edition of The News Journal. I think it is important to acknowledge our mistakes and move forward with determination to do better. In fact, I feel like the same can be said in all aspects of life.

Just as a child who is learning to ride their bike gets up after falling off, we too as adults can respond in a similar way with whatever life may throw our direction. If we make a mistake we must acknowledge it and then move forward with a desire to not make that mistake again.

These ‘mistakes’ in our lives do not have to be huge and life altering. For instance, these ‘mistakes’ could be more like undesirable habits. Maybe you are trying to stop drinking so much coffee or maybe you want to lose some weight. But, one day you had an extra ‘cup of Joe’ or ate that donut you promised yourself that you wouldn’t. Well, it is going to be okay. We all make mistakes. We all do stuff that we don’t like. Life happens. The important thing is to understand that we are human beings.

So admit to yourself that what happened was not ideal. That’s always the first step. Then move forward with determination to do better than you did the day before. It won’t always be easy. It certainly won’t be quick, but it will be worth it.

So from us here at The News Journal, we made a few mistakes last week. It’s okay though because The News Journal is written by human beings, some pretty awesome human beings if I do say so myself, but ultimately still human beings.

As the editor of The News Journal, I’m going to make sure that we do better because that’s what you as our loyal, caring, and, of course, awesome readers deserve.­­