So, today’s topic is actually really important to me at the moment. Having just finished university and nearing graduation, I am finding myself looking into the abyss known as the future. While this shouldn’t be such a scary prospect, for me it really is.
Because, before September I knew what I was going to do when I graduated. I was going to carry on and do a Masters or I was going to do a PGCE and get on with some teaching preparations. But all of this changed so quickly and dramatically, I felt I was left standing in deep waters.
After being hit with some life-changing moments, that unfortunately effected my university work (and motivation for it), I found that going straight on to doing a Masters simply was not a clear-cut decision anymore. Now that leaves me with this big wide open space, wondering where I should go next. Of course, the writer in me tells me that the next logistical step is to do something with writing but is it really that easy?
My blog was started to help me with my future. It was the experience I would need to show I could be a committed individual – what better than a practical, overflowing CV that is continuously being updated – and to give me the experience at writing reviews that I needed for a career in film or book criticism. In reality what my blog has proven to me is that while I adore blogging, I could never actually be a critic for a newspaper (magazine, maybe), because I thoroughly enjoy being subjective in my reviews.
Unfortunately then, instead of being a stepping stone into a career, this blog has advised me of where I wouldn’t feel comfortable. Luckily, however, the blog has also widened my horizon of the book community, publishers, and authors alike, and it has shown me many different places and avenues that I could explore. So it has shown me new career options instead. We can’t win them all but at least there’s a silver lining, right?
That’s where it gets complicated – just where do I go now with all this new information?
I really hope that today will show me a few new avenues that I could possibly venture down – it’s never too much of a problem to have too much information, or so I’m told.
If you have any advise to give me or have participated in today’s post with a similar topic, please link to me – I’d love to see how every other blogger feels about this topic!