When you’re an artist, self promotion is on-going. People like personable people. They like people they can relate to and feel drawn to. They like people who are kind and even charming. They like people who are pleasant and engaging.
In this post, I will tell you a little about me and what I am doing in order to become a writer. As this is the first time I have fully acknowledged my desired career path and therefore don't know whether it will work, I'd ask that you don't take what I am about to write as advice, just a note of my development. Everything I have to say in this post is simply my feeling, no judgement on any person who cannot do what I am doing or thinks I am crazy for doing it (I also think that at times).
Before I became a full-time brand journalist, a large portion of my freelancing days consisted of producing and editing performance criticism, as well as providing news coverage for an online theatre magazine.
So I'm about to finish my seventh year of teaching...where did the time go right? And, with the news that I would have a student teacher in the fall, I began thinking about all the things that college didn't prepare me for. I know education theories, how state exams work, how to make a professional portfolio, and ideas of how to teach the material. But anyone who's been in this game for a while can tell you that all this stuff you learn in college doesn't really prepare you for that first step into your classroom.
"I AM NOT A NUMBERS PERSON!" I yelled this from the roof top. (Actually I yelled it from the 5th floor of the science library, but we aren't supposed to yell there). Anyways, in that moment as much as I hated it and as hard as I had fought it, I knew. And hey, when you know. You know. Then I quit business school. Because I, Sophie Elizabeth, am not a numbers person. And that's ok. The thing is, not everyone is for numbers the same way how not everyone is musical. All things are gifts. You're good at math? That's your gift. You can recite all the countries? That is your gift. You can listen to someone deeper than anyone else? That is your gift. Because the most wonderful and beautiful thing about life is that not everyone is a numbers person. Life is inexhaustible. We spend our lives exhausted and exhausting. Exhausting all the possibilities of things we're not, and exhausted by trying them all. College has you try a lot, and truth be told you'll hate most of it. But you'll figure it out. We all do. And what I figured out is that I am not good with numbers. Or spreadsheets. Or charts. To be quite honest the word "Excel" used in anyway makes my skin crawl. So if all that doesn't have you convinced, here are five other reasons why you should absolutely 100% change your major.