It has now been about six months since my last post. I intended to write again, but then the weeks and months passed, and I just couldn’t find the right angle. I felt like I had exhausted all of the obvious material that schoolwork inspires, with the exception of a “pros and cons of online learning” post that I promised one of my readers (which will be forthcoming, I promise).
I think the real issue is that, in my second semester I was both bored and busy. I didn’t find the education side challenging – though it was time consuming – and I had become incredibly involved in a couple of community initiatives. Then, all of a sudden, my “student experience” was over.
In January I started an internship and helped with the marketing of a local event. At the end of my internship I was given a contract. Now I’m a professional – a new, inexperienced professional – but a professional nonetheless. I am no longer an aspiring communicator – I am just a communicator.
In the natural course of time, this space has lost its purpose.
But, now I’ve found a new purpose. I was once an aspiring communicator – now I can help a whole new generation of aspiring communicators. Beginning today, this blog transitions from being a chronicle of a career change to the infinitely more helpful and useful chronicle of random crap you don’t know about working in the communications field until you’re actually knee-deep in it.
Stay tuned, this could get interesting.