As I have mentioned before this Summer has been a major one in my life. Things are finally beginning to calm down. Now it is time to get back to those big life questions I have been putting off. Some of them have been figured out. I know where I want to go and the type of life I want to live. The biggest questions come when I take those ideas, and try to apply them in a practical sense. One major decision is choosing a career.
I want to be a writer, and pursue photojournalism. I love traveling and writing about my experiences. Nothing is more gratifying than when I can paint an accurate picture for my audience. I fell in love with travel this Summer. Some of the best moments of my Summer were rolling across the Prairie or moving through the Rocky Mountains. I spent a month on the beautiful coast of Maine, and some time driving out West. I saw so much and I want to see more. I want to write about my home in New England. I want to wander further, to the South and West. I want to see what makes this country great, and share it with my readers.
I have never been one to sit in an office. I cannot act as a cog in a machine. I want to contribute, and be a unique part of a business. I want to go somewhere where quality is valued over quantity. Somewhere where my morals are not compromised to succeed. It is so much work, yet I enjoy it. I look forward to the long hours, and the tough days. Writing is my heart and my soul. The problem is finding a market.
I love that in writing I am always learning. I am making progress, yet not fast enough. Unfortunately I think my funds are going to run out before I make that jump. So what do I do? My challenge now is finding a job where I can continue to work at my dream. It stinks when your passion doesn’t pay the bills. I know someday I will get there, I just need more time.
The question is… what to do until then?