I've worked at The Border Mail for almost two decades and throughout that period we've lived by the saying "a new world every day".
You could walk into the newsroom on any given morning and be covering anything from a 100th birthday, to a council being sacked, a miracle health story or, heaven forbid, a fatality on our local roads.
That's the nature of news, and newsrooms, you never know what you're going to get.
I'm sure we're all familiar with that Tom Hanks line from the famous move, Forrest Gump, and it's particularly applicable at the moment given the Hollywood star is in Australia embroiled in the coronavirus crisis.
You'd have to have been living under a rock not to have been caught up in COVID-19 pandemic in the past week or so, with hundreds of events cancelled or postponed, businesses shutting down, supermarkets sold out and communities going into lockdown.
At The Border Mail, along with other Australian Community Media mastheads, we're taking the coronavirus threat seriously and, as a result, our staff have been working remotely for the past week to keep our loyal audience up to date with the latest news.
That's right, everything you've read in the past six days has been produced from the studies and loungerooms of our reporters, from Wangaratta to Albury-Wodonga to Henty.
Much has changed in the past 20 years in the media landscape but, hand on heart, I can't imagine how we'd have produced a newspaper or website that long ago without a soul setting foot in the newsroom, which is traditionally a bustling place which thrives on collaboration.
Instead, that collaboration has taken place in the form of morning and afternoon "google hangouts", where our team has pitched story ideas and kept myself and my deputy editor up to speed with what's happening so that we can deliver that news to you, our readers, both online and in print.
At various stages we've had cats, dogs and even children make appearances at these virtual meetings.
Even in the toughest of times, it's impossible not to smile at that.
It really is a new world every day.
Thanks for reading and may you and your friends and family stay safe during this challenging period.