Yesterday someone challenged her readers to blog about what major they'd pick if they could go back to college and do it all again. In other words, if by getting the schooling you'd automatically qualify for the job (natural skills being ignored in this best case scenario), what would you do? I didn't have time to answer yesterday, but I'd like to post a brief bit about it today.
I don't think I'd pick anything other than what I picked: English and then Library Science. The crazy thing is I like my job, and I like writing. The things I do, I really enjoy doing. Sure, there are times that I don't want to go to work. There are also times I don't want to write, times I don't feel like eating ice cream, times when snow gets kind of old--but none of that means I don't love those things. And so looking back on things, I feel really lucky to have ended up where I am right now. I get to play with computers, take them apart, put them back together, read books, develop DVD collections, make web pages--and I get paid for all of that? Awesome. Being able to have time to write on the side is just gravy. Now, if I could somehow finagle some money out of my writing, so much the better. Just like I'd also love to be a movie critic. (In fact, when time starts being more abundant one day (if ever), I'd love to go see movies on opening night and then review them here on my blog the next day. That would be tons of fun.)
Not that I'd rather be a movie critic. It's just something else I'd like to do. Obviously not very much, since my reviews on this blog have usually ended up being "liked it" or "loved it"--that sort of thing.
But I'm getting off track, and I'm out of time. Bottom line. English good. Library science good.
That's all for now.