Pondering the Future
This is my first post on the blog. After two months I have finally made the time and effort to write something. Whether or not what I have to write is any interest to anyone is another subject entirely. As an English major and merely a Public Relations and Film Studies minor, I feel like the minority of the bloggers with j-school. Actually, my relationship to the j-school is the subject of this post. The other day my fellow blogger, roommate, and best friend asked me why I am minoring in PR and what exactly I want to do with it when I graduate. When she asked me this question, I was stumped. What do I want to be when I "grow up"? Am I spending my four years wisely? Since I graduated high school (actually since my junior year in high school), my plan was to go to college (more specifically the USC Honors College) and major in English and/or Journalism. But I have never actually thought about what comes after that. So when she asked the question that never crossed my mind but now plagues my dreams, I simply answered, "I don't know." I can tell you all the things I really want to do, all the dreams that I secretly have and all the ideas bouncing in my brain about my future, but all my dreams seem impractical, unrealistic. The one thing I truly want to do with my life is to write creatively; it's as simple, as unadorned, as unimpressive as that. But that takes time, effort and, most importantly, connections. Maybe I will end up as the PR representative of a publishing company, or maybe, my second choice in my future career, I will be a film reviewer. But as of this moment, as of my sophomore year in college, I still have no realistic idea about what I want to do or what I want to be.