Archive | June, 2013

No more pencils, no more – oh wait, I’m a journalist (officially)

21 Jun

June 21 . . . the first day of summer and the day I decided to end my “mental break.”

Today is my official graduation ceremony, but school and my internship ended at the end of April. For the month of May and June I have not really thought about journalism, writing or looking for a job in the field that I just completed college for. I have shopped (retail therapy), drank (therapy again) and just made myself anxious thinking about the future. I thought the last day of school I would be singing Alice Cooper’s School’s Out, but in fact I was quite sad to be done and kept asking myself “now what?”

I thought being done school I would have less uncertainty, but it seems I only have more. I have figured out that journalism was the perfect choice for me and realized I like (and can) write for different types of publications. Some of the uncertainty stems from trying to figure out where I want to apply and the fear that I’m not qualified. The worst they can say is no, right?

I am very excited to move on to the next chapter of my life, but just needed some time to actually do nothing. Between school and work, family and a social life I never felt like I had a break from it all. I’m trying not to feel guilty about my “break” and am just going to try and blog as much as I can and actively seek work instead of just skimming for jobs.

Happy grad day to my fellow journalists and to everyone else graduating this year!

A little musical inspiration . . .

-AP

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