Friday, October 21, 2011

First Post: 3 months later...

Clearly, I've been doing a good job with this whole blog thing. I started my blog nearly three months ago and have yet to introduce my first post. Yikes. But before you decide to skip out on reading this post, let me explain why my life has been so crazy and why I haven't really had the time to post.

First of all, did I mention I'm a senior in college? Yeah, whoever said senior year was supposed to be the best year obviously never went to the J-School. I have been so bogged down with my journalism classes that it's hard for me to find time to sleep, let alone update a blog. So what kind of classes am I taking? Well, since I am in the strategic communication sequence, I was told I needed to take this account planning class where we learn how to write creative briefs and present a brand project with a team. This class will be the death of me. It sounds simple, but it's really quite difficult, especially since I don't have any interest in this area of strategic communication. Not only is it not appealing, but it's also very confusing to me. I feel like I have to do ten times more work than everyone else just to keep up. So this class is basically taking over my life, along with my writing intensive Spanish class that I'm taking to complete my minor. But enough complaining. Life's tough, get a helmet. (That was a "Boy Meets World" reference by the way).

As I was saying, I'm a senior in college. So I've already begun the job hunt and I have to say it's very intimidating. Every job I find I feel like I'm unqualified for. So I started looking at internships instead. But most internships are only available to students still in college, which won't apply to me come May. And it doesn't help that I still don't really know what I want to do with my life. The only thing this strategic communication sequence has taught me is what I don't want to do as a career. I've dabbled in copywriting, design, account planning, media name it, I've taken a class on it...and hated it. So part of me is really concerned that I'm in the wrong journalism sequence. But it's too late to turn back now. Staying more than four years in college is just not an option, both financially and mentally.

But there's still hope for me because I'm taking a public relations class next semester and I'm pretty excited about it. I hope I'll like it and want to pursue a career in this area after I'm done. If not, I can always fall back on radio. Oh yeah, did I mention I worked at a radio station this summer? That was a lot of fun. Really, it was. I'm not being sarcastic this time. So part of me wants to go that route, while the other part wants to pursue a career that's relevant to my major. Otherwise why did I spend all this money for a degree that won't even apply to what I'm doing. But, my parents say as long as I have a degree, it doesn't matter. And I guess I agree.

So that's where I am in my life right now. I'll try to update the blog as often as I can from now on. Have a good weekend, everyone!