What do you want to do when you grow up?
I remember being asked that question when I was little and my answer would always be I don’t know and that would lead to replies like your young, you have to time to figure it out. Now that I’m 19 it feels like every day my thoughts revolve around what I’m going to do when I graduate in 3-4 years. When should I start doing internships and creating a portfolio? What if the majors I’ve chosen aren’t what I’m meant/want to do and I’m just wasting time and money?
Currently double majoring in Broadcasting and Advertising/ Public Relations I finally gained some insight on what I’m interested in. Starting a radio show freshman year kick started my motivation. When I think about where I want my life to be in five years I see myself living in a big city, having a career that I’m 100% interested in, devoted to and not working a 9-5 doing the same thing every day. These thoughts seem so generic now, everyone thinks that when their young but something always changes them whether that be kids, lack of money or just giving up on what they really want to do. This post is verbal vomit so if you’re still reading it I’m glad it’s keeping you entertained. This blog is really helping me shape where I see myself and my career when I graduate. I love seeing someone’s reaction when I tell them I have a radio show (even though they’ve probably never heard it). I also love typing in itsmarcel.com in my URL and seeing what I’ve done with the blog (even though it’s only got 30+ hits so far). I guess my point to this long ass post is that I can finally answer that one question I’ve been asked since I could process and express thoughts: What do I want to do with my life?
I want to build off my blog and create a legit website in the vein of Karen Civil and Rap Radar promoting and writing about music that I love while building it to the scale of a Billboard or Complex magazine so tons of people are seeing my views. I also want to do radio and TV within the music world, Revolt TV is the dream right now TV-wise and I also love what Power 105.1 one is doing with Breakfast Club.
I know that there is a great possibility that in a couple of years my interests might change and music might not be the thing that I’m passionate about but I have a feeling that I want to always be somewhere in the Broadcasting/Advertising/PR world. I always want to love whatever I’m doing and I’m not gonna lie I’d love to make a ton of money doing it but if I don’t it’s not the end of the world. I feel like I could keep this post going forever but I think it’s time to wrap this up but…
Think about where you want to be in five years and how you plan on going there!