While it makes no difference in your daily life, it's a big deal for me.
This blog is also a big deal for me.
I'm not sure what will happen when these two big deals crash into one another. It'll be my first time studying at a university, so I have no idea how much homework I'll have, and consequently, how much time I'll have for blogging. Or even reading, which freaks me out. It's exciting, but I don't know what to expect.
|Sometimes I feel a bit like this dog.|
It's a step into the unknown, but it's also exciting. I plan to double major in English with an emphasis on writing (approximate number of people who have been surprised by this: zero) and Communications & Journalism. Communications & Journalism (commonly referred to as CoJo) is one major, the result of combining two departments into one in 2007.
At this point, my ultimate goal is to become a full-time novelist. Since I am rather fond of not starving, though, I have to give myself another means of getting a job, since I know how few writers actually achieve this. In that case, I'd love to work in editing and publishing, preferably with novels. Maybe I'll even become a literary agent (since the idea of reading through a slush pile actually sounds fun to me). Maybe I'll switch to screenwriting and work on Marvel phase 12. Maybe I'll win the lottery and spend the rest of my life on a quest to break the world record for the number of books read by one person in one lifetime.
Basically, everything is up in the air right now, which is both cool and intimidating. I'm excited to move in and start my classes. I'll be sure to keep you updated, especially later in my studies, if I get the opportunity to have any writing-related internships or jobs. Until then, though...college, here I come!
Have you started the new school year yet? Is anybody else also just starting college?
*I may have lied about the "humanity in general" part of the post title, but I liked how it sounded. While I'm here, though, here are some predictions/thoughts about the future of the human race:
- Sherlock series 4 might come out in the next 25 years.
- The Yellowstone Volcano will probably not erupt in the near future, despite the fact that it's thousands of years overdue. Which is a fact that should probably concern more people than it does.
- Some scientist will eventually figure out how to recreate live dinosaurs, despite the fact that we have both Jurassic Park and Spy Kids telling us why this is a horrible idea.
- A "Civil Rights for Pluto" movement will begin. Protests will happen solar system-wide. It will be epic.