Hi all! I’m here with a mini life update for you. As you might have noticed, I was full steam ahead on this blog thing, and then suddenly disappeared. I have been busy basically trying to figure out my future and my life now that I’m a college graduate. I also haven’t felt really motivated or inspired to blog lately. I have ideas for different, original content, but everything I write is just… blah.
So in the past few months, especially in the most recent months, I have been reconsidering my future career goals. For the past almost nine years I have known exactly what field I wanted to go into once I graduated college. I knew exactly what I wanted to do (for those that don’t know, I wanted to be a lifestyle/features magazine journalist). Recently, however, I’ve been considering other career choices. After a lot of consideration, research, and deep, deep thinking, I’m still unsure of exactly what I want to do.
I know I want to work in the publishing field. I’m just not sure if I want to work with magazines still, or if I want to work with books. Going off of that, I don’t know if I want to work with print or digital magazines. And even further, I don’t know if I want to even write, or if I want to edit within the magazine field. And if I choose books, would I choose an editorial position or a managing editorial position?
I went to school for journalism, new media, and creative writing, so it’s obvious I like all of the different options I currently am considering. But as you can see, I don’t know what I want to do right now. I have been so focused on entering the magazine journalism world for the past nine years, and now that I’m slightly unsure of what I want to do, I’m a bit shaken up. I’m not used to not knowing what I want to do.
Also, most of the companies I’m interested in and the available jobs that I have the requirements and experience for, are located in New York. Unfortunately, New York is about a two hour commute for me, and moving is currently out of the question (ain’t no college graduate got money for that!). I’m still looking locally, looking for internships, and weighing all of my options, but I’ve recently been presented with a new option: working a second part time job as I continue looking, figuring out what I want to do, and saving money so I can eventually move or commute.
As you can see, there are several decisions I have to make, and I’ve been really focused on that recently. I’m sorry I’ve neglected updating and posting. I will hopefully be back by next week, or the first week of August, with a new blog schedule – expect posts every Tuesday and Friday – and some new features. I also will be writing an entire post related to changing your career/future goals, and what I’m going through currently – a mid-20s life crisis is what I’ve been calling it. See you soon!