Back to school


Well, three weeks into the year and I am a total failure at One a Day. I’m going to spend today remedying that.

School started Tuesday. I am in my fifth year of college, and it looks fairly certain that I will have a seven year bachelor’s degree. Having to work and support yourself does not go well with college, and I definitely didn’t help the situation by taking a semester off and changing my major.

What matters is that I am studying subjects that actually interest me, rather than what is the easiest to do. I am currently a journalism major, studying editorial news and hopefully magazine design and layout. That seems antiquated, but being able to use inDesign and other layout programs isn’t a bad thing. Im also considering looking into photo journalism more than I have, and developing a working knowledge of video editing.

I was a history major before I took a semester off. World War II has a great deal of significance to me, and I was eagerly pursuing my history degree before I realized I was…bored. History is fun, but something I’ve always surrounded myself with. Writing history papers was a breeze, and I was slowly becoming complacent.

Give me puzzles, give me work…. If I’m not challenging myself, I simply shut down. My mind finds millions of other things to focus on. I’ve been this way my entire life. Which might explain some of my obsessions….

Journalism is a true challenge. Beyond wanting to be a game journalist,I want to perfect how I interact with my various audiences. I have always had a brutal approach to revealing the truth, and journalism is helping me curb that. I want to entertain with information, rather than blandly recount facts and events.

This semester I’m taking an essay writing class and another on the history of black newspapers. I’ve not exactly worked the history bug out of my system.

This is a semester full of writing and research. I’ll be spending countless hours in a musty library rummaging through catalogs and archives.

Hopefully I can keep myself entertained.

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About Jasmine Maleficent Rea

Jasmine is a writer, journalist, amateur chef, and general nerd. She loves Iron Man, Star Trek, and Dragon Quest to scary degrees and has been known to drink a bit of wine. She's also a semi-recovering game journalist.
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