ON GETTING YOUR LIFE TOGETHER.
So somehow I am now twenty years old and a senior in UW’s Journalism program. When did that happen?
As I mentioned in my last written post, I am graduating in just under ten months. I am grateful that my parents convinced me to transfer to the high school I graduated from so I could get a year of university taken care of without the near-$40k tuition. All the same, I am sad/nervous/blah that I am not taking the full four years to complete university. However, I am excited that I will be breaking my way into the industry just a bit ahead of my peers. (Now I just need to figure out how I am going to do that.) Lots of mixed feelings, as you can see.
In the coming months, I need to start hunkering down to begin kicking my age-old habits of procrastination and unnecessary stressing-out. Will they completely go away? No, definitely not. Now, however, I do not have the excuse of being a teenager to defend my bad habits. Thus, changes must be made.
This coming quarter, seeing as I have a job, an internship, and will be attending university full-time, I will need to throw myself full-force into my work. It is going to be rough.
In my remaining month of summer, I need to start working on promoting myself via a personal professional website, LinkedIn, Twitter, and all that other good stuff. I need to get cracking on all of that. On top of those tasks, I need to start working with my camera more outside of my internship. I never really took the time to figure out all the mechanics and skipped right ahead to snapping pictures and happening to get lucky.
So much to do.