A Journey: A Preface

If one were to ask when you began your career, what would you say? Some would say after they graduated college, or grad school. Another would say it began when they were working for minimum wage in the basement.

The fact of the matter is that everyone has a different journey to the final destination. No two people are alike in their quest for work, and no two people will match another’s walk for the rest of eternity.

I’ve narrowed my “projected” career idea into some sort of amorphous blob of writing, reporting, anchoring, weather-casting, and blogging. It’s safe to say that these five points are what drives my heart into a wellspring of excitement as I look to the future. My journey to this current state has been derailed quite a few times, falling into the sultry lusts of other career paths, but being a year removed from school makes one think.

I’ve read and skimmed a number of books on journalism, TV news, anchoring, and what not, to see how different people came to the position that they were in. The results varied by person, but each had a fire and passion to make it happen. Each individual had their own quests, but they all shared that love for their trade.

If I happen to be in their shoes some day, I could write a book about how I had no idea what to do with my life in my early 20’s and it took a simple conversation with a friend on facebook to enlighten my situation. It always seems to be the smallest details that leave the biggest impression on an event or journey.

When I started this blog, I didn’t really have an idea of where I wanted this to go. I just started writing things about sports because it got me excited. I started writing about games because it got me excited. I began writing about technology and all that jazz because it got me excited. Isn’t this reason enough to go through with this idea?

It’s said that one’s mom is his or her biggest fan. My mom has always told me I had a gift for expressing myself through writing and speaking, and of course I never really paid no mind to it. Fast forward about 4 years later, and now I’m looking to turn this excitement and passion into a lifelong story.

If there’s one thing I truly despise, it’s writing about myself. That’s why the majority of my blog posts are fairly informational or state opinion, but they never really dive into my persona.

I hope to share my journey to become a professional amorphous blob with those of you who care; and I hope I can be an encouragement to those who decide to keep up with the story.

The first step I’m taking is taking TV classes with a professional reporter/host/weatherman in Glendale.

I can’t think of a witty title for this series, so something simple will suffice. Simple tends to lead to big things anyway.


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