I’d rather be flying.

So, I’m in school for Journalism. I write for the school paper (I wish I wasn’t killing so many trees), I interview people (they tend to be over zealous and expect me to write the holy grail of a story), I do the whole reporting thing (no comment? Well that ain’t good enough mister!) and am taught how to run around as a journalist (I flail a lot…I don’t think I’m doing it right).

I 100% don’t want to be a journalist.

The question has been posed to me, “why exactly are you in journalism?”

Well my friend, that is a darn tootin good question. And the answer is because I’m a writer, and I thought this would be a good career seeing as it involves writing. Plus I got done the first year…and quickly realized that I hated it. BUT, I’m nothing if not resilient, so I decided to finish the second year and get my expensive piece of paper.

This year and a bit of Journalism, has taught me some very valuable things, the most important one being, that I’m an excellent day dreamer.

At first I daydreamed about being Lois Lane, the BEST reporter I could ever think of (I sorta love her…a lot). I would rush around the city writing stories about Superman, Lex, possibly the Justice League and having such an oh so awesome life…such a daydream was amazing until I realized I hate journalism.

So then I would daydream as Wonder Woman. One epic amazon with legs up to her face. When I’m not beating up baddies, I would simply imagine myself flying. Flying has always seemed like the perfect escape. This feeling of being trapped by my choice to finish a diploma I don’t intend to use…I find myself needing escape a lot.  Deep down I know it is the right choice, get er done…but I would always rather be flying.

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One thought on “I’d rather be flying.

  1. I did journalism and media at university and by the end of the 3 years almost everyone agreed they didn’t want to be a journalist. Me included! But I am glad I did carry on with journalism as I have felt it has made me think about the world, not just what’s written in newspaper, but people!

    Hope you enjoy day dreaming your way through you 2nd year. I’ve done it my whole life but, I never dream about flying!

    Jessie

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