That picture is the perfect example of why me and my best friend/cousin Mary, will always be kids at heart. Why does that fit into this blog post? You’ll see.
If there’s one thing this summer has taught me, it’s that “adullting” is kinda hard. And confusing.
If you asked me a few months ago what I wanted to do with my life, I’d tell you with no hesitation, that I was going to be a sport journalist.
Ask me today, and you’ll get an unsure smile and maybe a shrug.
As I write for websites and put more “official” articles out there, I realized that the fast-paced nature of journalism drives me crazy.
In today’s world, it seems to be quantity over quality for a lot of media outlets. And that’s where I get stuck.
Here’s my deal: I want to tell stories.
Yes, you tell stories in journalism. But I want to tell good, inspiring, well-thought out stories. Not to say you can’t tell those types of stories in journalism, but when you work in the journalism world, your deadline looks more like “get x number of stories in by the end of the week.” Not, “get that one killer story in. You know, that one that’s going to inspire people - the one that really means something.”
My thing is, I love to write. But lately, I haven’t loved everything I’m writing. Because my world has been controlled by quick deadlines.
My thing is, I’d rather spend a month crafting that one great story. Not spend a month getting as many stories out as I can.
Because I’ve realized this about myself, I am exploring changing my major. Don’t get me wrong, I still fully plan on staying in sports media for some, if not all of my career. I’m just trying to find that track that’s going to get me closer to telling stories like my favorite show, E:60 does.
I promise you the people at E:60 spend a long time crafting each one of those stories. And that’s what I want to do. I want to spend as much time as needed to create a fantastic, inspiring story. I know that a world without deadlines probably isn’t realistic. My point is, journalism deadlines are just really fast.
I’m on the search for a major track that focuses more on quality over quantity of stories and not just the fastest deadlines.
Right now, it seems like I’ll be jumping over to a pretty open telecommunications track and focusing on telling stories in more ways than just writing.
Ultimately, I can see myself doing a lot of things but they all come back to telling stories. I can see myself with a crew like E:60 telling the best stories in sports or producing (maybe even directing) TV shows and movies or doing PR for a sports team or even a hospital.
Or if I could somehow make it work, I could totally see myself just traveling and blogging the stories I find and love for a living.
While I try to figure out my major and school, I figured one thing I can do is really pour into this blog.
Because it’s my own platform and it can be whatever the heck I want it to be.
I’m working on revamping it. You might already notice some changes.
One thing that I think will stay the same is the name. I decided to keep the name even though I’m no longer in the hospital.
To me, the name still makes sense because 3West is where this all started. It’s the ultimate origin of my blog. Plus, Nemours is a huge reason why am where I am. I owe so much to 3West.
No matter where I take this blog, it will always come back to 3West.
I’m excited to expand this and tell you some really cool stories.
Conclusion: Part of me will always be a kid. Hence why I’m hanging out of a bright blue Jeep, driving down the beach.
Adulting is hard. And confusing. But I’m determined to never stop feeding the kid in me and to make Adulting meaningful but super fun.
Time to have fun with it and bring you some super awesome stories.
Welcome to the new From 3West.