I used to go to university back in 2019. I left after only two weeks. Now I’m ready to go back, but I have a dilemma, a major dilemma (pun intended).
The reason I left school in the first place wasn’t because I’m lazy or don’t want to learn. It’s the exact opposite actually. There was to much I wanted to do and wanted to be, I just couldn’t choose. Not only that, but I felt as if I had no control, as if I was just another student of thousands, who would go to school to earn a degree and slave away for the rest of my life at an office desk. The teacher or professor would be lecturing the class while I doodled in my notebook and let my mind drift off as I stared out the window, imagining a golden valley behind those distant green hills. After leaving school, I found that valley. I live here now, and that valley is Phoenix. But I’m ready for more responsibility.
I can’t just work at the theater for the rest of my life. I love it, I love the people and I love movies, but there must be more. I’m enrolled into school now and must pick a major… what will it be? I could choose entrepreneurship and start my own business, or go with marketing which is a bit safer and eventually make a business of my own that way, or I could choose sociology. Now I’m looking back into journalism, as I just have this need to write, and if I could combine that with the stories of everyone and everything around me, that must be great right?
There are so many paths I could take, but I can only choose one. At least if I choose journalism, I can live a life as a writer in New York City, or potentially be a photographer, or photojournalist (the most likely outcome). As a journalist, I would be able to live in the Big Apple and have enough time for a family, and I would be able to travel a lot, something important to me. I would be able to let my creativity flow and I’d get to meet all these different people. Everyone has a story, and as much as I want to tell mine, there are so many people out there waiting to tell theirs, and I could help them tell them.