This week, I was thinking about the moment when I realized that I wanted to make a career out of writing. It occurred when I was taking an electronic publishing class in college with one of my favorite professors. After class one day, she pulled me aside and asked me if I ever thought about writing for the web as a career. I told her I probably saw myself as a graphic designer or art director instead of a writer.
At that time (my junior year in college) I was still wavering between a few different career choices that all fell under the scope of the Communication major. I was interested in video production and design mainly, but writing had always been in the back of my mind as a sort of “dream career” that I just didn’t think I could make a reality. It took me almost a year to come around after that conversation with my professor, but it was ultimately her belief in me that convinced me that I could do it. If I thought outside of the box and expanded my writing to the electronic medium, I had the chance to land a job in this field.
If this conversation hadn’t happened.. if I had signed up for another design class instead of electronic publishing, or hadn’t happened to be staying late in the classroom this one specific day, I honestly don’t know if I would be where I am right now in my career
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