If I don’t start now

Posted: May 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

There was an increase of jobs in journalism of 3.2% according to “Job Salaries” an application from in the play store. This means that there is an increase chance for me to sneak into the job of my dreams by 3.2%. But with more jobs you know that there will be people trying to come and get them. 200 people have just graduated with their bachelor’s degree in the same topic.
That means they spent four-years perfecting their grammar, where I have spent the last four years trying to convince myself what I want to pursue in my life. I am now four years behind those folks that have just got out of college. And with no plan to go to college, should I just give up?

Now hear me out before you get all angry for me saying that I don’t want to go to college. I wanted to go to college when I was young, but now that I am working 46 hours plus writing and being married, going to college might be a little stressful. Now I know that people have done it in the past but I feel I would be too distracted. If I was going to go back to college, i would want it to be when I am ready.
I have worked over 1000 hours this year already, so to add college in with that, I would be working then going home to homework then going to bed. This would affect my marriage I know for sure, but also it would effect how I work. I would always be tired, and when someone gets tired they get cranky. I already have anger problems, so I don’t need more reasons to go Hulk on someone’s ass. plus Even if I did go to college it doesn’t guarantee my job.

If you look at the people that have went to college, most of them are still looking for jobs in their designated field of study. I know two people closely that went to college and ended up not getting their dream job, spending a lot of money so they could struggle to do anything with the degrees they earned.
My sister- She wanted to be a massage therapist. She studied at MTI for 9 months to get no where. She knew all of the stuff, she passed all of her classes, but by the end of degree she got burned out. Now you might say that she chose the wrong path, but that doesn’t matter, what matters is that she spent so much money to end up working in a bank in Springfield. I am in no way saying that’s a bad job. I am just saying that it was money that she could have used else where.
My friend- I had a friend spend 5-years at UIS getting his Masters in History. When he got out of college he had a giant loan that he couldn’t pay, but he thought that he would be able to get a job and pay it. But no jobs were or to this day are available. He still is paying on that loan to this day, being in his mid 30s.
With this being said, yes college could be a big impacter, but it doesn’t mean that you are safe. College is just a tool to help you get a job. But if you do go through college, and still cant get a job. Was it worth it?
I don’t want anyone to think that I am against college, or in any way saying that its not important. Because I know that going to college would help me, but I think most places fail to see the importance of portfolios. I think that if a writer has a strong enough portfolio but no degree, he should have the same chance of getting the job next to someone that has his masters, but a horrible portfolio.

By the way I am trying to build a strong portfolio, so if you need anything written Message me. 

  1. Steven Capps says:

    Hey there, I finally decided to check out your post. I really like this one because with graduation just rolling around I feel that it fits the season very well. Is your story coming along or are you more focused on blogging right now?

    • impromtdude says:

      Thanks for the comment man and thanks for finally viewing. With graduation hitting around the corner this is something that’s been on my mind. And yes I have been planning on the story, making the outline right now. But with this new challenge that is in play. I wanted to focus on writing more and building an audience

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