This is my first blog post and, as much as I have read about a million blog posts over the last couple of years, I can tell it is going to take me a while to get used to blogging myself. What I am trying to say is if I begin to ramble or this post lacks any interesting content, please be patient with me and hopefully I will get the hang of it sooner rather than later!
This post is entitled ‘Pathway to Journalism’ as essentially that is the name of the course I recently started at college. I figured if I am doing a diploma journalism I should probably start a blog, this did make me quite anxious though as you are ultimately sharing your innermost feelings online, then posting them to your twitter for everyone you know (and everyone you don’t know, for that matter!!) to see. I’m trying not to think about that part though. As much as, like every other blogger, I would be thrilled with lots of views/followers on my blog it would also scare me a little and I might have to push that thought to the back of my mind!
As I was saying I am now a college student. I miss school a lot at the moment and I am beginning to understand that annoying quote ‘you don’t know what you had until it’s gone.’ So although I am having a hard time with that, I am also enjoying college life, meeting new people and actually becoming a lot more independent.
At the moment i am also constantly looking at university’s and degree’s for in two years time (which I love doing but I am still unsure weather my home bird self will ever let me move out of home!) I love my family more than anything and we are very close knit and, I’m not even over exaggerating when I say this, I miss them when I go away on a trip for a week or even weekend, so understandably the concept of moving out scares me more ALOT.
Moving on, I have been sure i wanted to work in journalism from a young age. Okay, so what girl doesn’t want to work for a glossy magazine, in London or New York City interviewing celebrities and going to fashion weeks and catwalks for a living, right?! But i am determined to make this my reality and of course, I am aware that journalism isn’t always so glamorous and us interns are often stuck making coffee’s and doing the rubbish jobs before we are even considered to work behind a desk and go to events, but I am prepared to put in the hours and work hard (as long as it pays of in the end!)
I am very much a realist and I do always think realistically about my life and hopes and dreams but, as you can probably already see, I am a dreamer and I think up all these incredible things I will do ‘when I am older’ which I know will (most likely) not happen I am accustom to being a bit of a dreamer, but aren’t we all?
My plan B is teaching children of primary age so 4-7 years old. I think after leaving school and realising how much I loved it, it would be lovely to be able to go back there in a sense and become a part of other children’s school experience. I have always loved children and I know this, too would be a job that I would enjoy. Personally i feel the most important factors in finding the job I want to do, when it’s time, is how much I will enjoy it. I don’t want to be, at this stage, thinking about money and both of these potential jobs have good wages which can turn into brilliant wages – so I am not worried about finding the best payed job; I want to find a career that I will enjoy as it is going to be a big part of my life!
I hope I haven’t bored you too much and if you got to the end of this post you probably deserve a well done. As I have said hopefully blogging will become easier and my posts will become better with time! Practise makes perfect and this was just a quick (well, not so) little post to introduce myself.