A lot of people ask me “so what do you want to do in media?”
For many years I would avoid this question or say "I didn't know".
I quickly realized if you never tell anyone about your goals, it makes them much harder to achieve.
The truth is I knew exactly what I wanted to do but felt like my aspirations were too big & unorthodox.
Recently a good friend of mine pulled the real response out of me and it was very liberating.
He said “I know you want to be an interviewer but why, is that even a real career?”
It took me getting slightly offended to say, I want to be an interviewer because there is no other career where there is a soul in front of you and it’s your job to bring out the most fascinating parts of it.
You get to live through their experiences, learn from their journeys and see things from their point of view. You get to listen, to feel their emotions and gain a new perspective on life.
(The conversation was more back and fourth than this but you get the point.)
After getting my degree in Media Production, I moved to New York to start my career and not being afraid to voice my aspirations has been my biggest progression thus far. It is very liberating to no longer be held down by fear of other peoples judgments.
For most, the hardest part is finding something they are passionate about. Not a lot of people talk about the challenges of expressing what you want to do once you have decided.