I have always been a fortunate person. In fact, I broke open a fortune cookie just last week to find this statement:
You attract everything you need and most of you want.
As a first-generation college student entering into the second week of my sophomore year. I couldn’t find any way to prove the statement false. Sure, I had just taken a quiz in my Chinese class and missed at least five of 25 questions, but who’s really counting? When it comes down to it, I have what I need–food, a room, clothing, and GREAT classes!–and the ability to find what I want.
When I actually decide to narrow my focus and think about what I want from my life, it’s simple; I want to travel, to meet people, and to write about it. So, after two semesters of deep thought and deliberation, I was struck with the idea that journalism might be worth looking into.
That’s why I’m taking this class; I want to see if I can make journalism work for me. I have no previous experience, just curiosity.
My goal is that after taking this class I will be able to make a more informed decision about pursuing journalism as a possible career by better understanding what is expected of modern journalists and just what is in the job description. With a little bit of luck, perhaps journalism could take me to China or India. (I’m learning Mandarin and Hindi.)