... I guess the basic question is "What are you good at?".. WELL, I'm good at math.. BUT, I DON'T WANT TO DO IT. This was my constant struggle. Next question would be, "What are your interests?" I would respond with NOTHING.. except social media, YouTube, stuff that doesn't "matter". OR, THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT. As we all know, I spend a ton of time on the Internet. I love posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But, it's just a phase, right? It's just because I'm a teenager, right?
WRONG. I started to realize not everyone felt the same way about social media as I did. It wasn't just a way to communicate with people.. it was a way to express and create content. THAT'S HOW I SEE SOCIAL MEDIA. I started to notice how much I put into everything. I have rules and a theme for everything I put on the Internet. It needs to look a certain way and present myself in a certain way. I REALLY CARE ABOUT.. as silly as it sounds.
Okay, so I like social media. But, what in the world could I do with that? Also.. I spend countless hours watching YouTube videos! It's kind of like my TV. And I have my own channel! Being a "YouTuber" is still one of the best decisions I ever made.. because it forced me to be creative. It forced me to be vulnerable and have fun.
AND THAT'S WHY I LOVE THE FIELD I AM GOING INTO. My whole life I have been so rational, logical, etc.. I have never been the creative type. I can't draw. I don't have the best fashion sense. I am a horrible writer. It's just NOT ME...... but little did I know, I had a piece of creativity inside of me. I feel like this entire story is super cheesy. But, all I am saying is THE SKY IS THE LIMIT. It terrifies me that I am constantly having to use my creative side to do homework in my college classes. IT'S WORTH IT THOUGH. And I am really enjoying it.
My major is Digital Culture with a concentration in Graphic Information Technology. I want to work on and for the Internet. I want to make and create positive content. It's about working digital technology into our day to day lives. And I am excited for the design and communication aspect!
I have had people tell me my major is silly and dumb and the occasional 'WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THAT DEGREE?" HAHAH. And don't you worry, that's something I think about. BUT, I'M NOT AFRAID ANYMORE. I still get nervous though when people are rude. I am doing what makes me happy. And isn't that the goal?
IDEALLY.. I want to work for the LDS church or the Mormon Channel. I would love to be filming and editing Mormon Messages. I would love to be handling the social media accounts for the LDS church. I think about family history and working for Family Search to create databases. I can see myself continuing blogging and working from home. I want to pursue YouTube and see where daily vlogging would possibly take me? I want to sing songs and play the guitar and do what I love.. I could even be a web designer and/or developer. I would love to create a social network, or even help with statistics and analytics of marketing with social media. I can see myself helping with public relations. I think I can do it.. and I want to work with the Internet. Maybe even programming? I AM READY TO GO.. and I am excited.