This is it.
My first blog post in my first year of my first degree.
I am coming into this degree after completing Year 12 in 2011, having two years off working and dabbling in a few different areas, trying to find my footing and figure out what I want to do “for the rest of my life”. After trying this and hating that, I decided to move to Newcastle, which wasn’t the right fit for me. In 2015 I was accepted into the University of Wollongong – Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Communications and Media so I can follow my passion of writing to hopefully end up in a career I love. That’s the plan, anyway. More about me here.
As part of my Journalism/Communications and Media degree, I have to write this blog, which is actually not as scary as it would have been had someone told me this six months ago. I’m actually one step ahead (thank goodness) on this front, as I have already co-created a blog as a sort of online portfolio of my work and how I am growing as a writer. We haven’t launched the blog yet, but we have a number of articles written and lined up to be posted during our launch week. The blog I have co-created has been in the works for around two months now, from its humble beginnings of drunken “we should start a blog together” ramblings, to staying up late and night on Skype ironing out the nitty-gritty aspects of it, to it almost being ready to be revealed and read by others.
I’m excited to be starting my degree. When people say to me “What do you want to do after you finish University?” I get a bit carried away. I want to write novels, and I want to write about what I see and experience. I want to be a journalist and report on the world and how its changing. I want to write radio shows. I want to have an awesome podcast series that takes off. I want to write for trendy magazines. I want to write about people, who they are and where they come from. I want to write. I know that this is what I want to do, it is what I have always wanted to do. And I will do it. Hopefully.
This blog will be the one that I use for my subjects.
I feel really good about this. I am confident. I am ready.