You know what they say, it's never too early to plan for the future.
My plan is only a year in advanced. I plan on graduating in May 2016 with my Master's Degree. But what about after that?
Raise of hands: Did anyone ever think that I would go on to work for ESPN? *checks count of hands*. Yeah, I didn't think so either, but it's now something that I'm looking into . Anyone that knows me know I love the XGames, skateboarding, and surfing. For the three days it goes on (for summer and winter) I'm glued to my TV and computer for live coverage over the competitions in extreme sports. It's always been something I love to follow and keep up with as the years go on. (Ask me how many months in advance I mark on my calendar when the next series of XGames is). The one thing is, though, never seriously thought I could make it into a career.
Don't get me wrong, its a dream job, along with being a NY Times Best Selling Author and a TV/Film actress. (They're all going to happen, I'm sure of it). But I never thought about working for ESPN, in particular, the portion of the company that works on the broadcasting of the XGames. It wasn't until I had a meeting with my adviser about the rest of my time here in grad school that I thought about it. Working for the Vans company is something I want to do, but knowing that ESPN is an option, I'm thinking about it.
Up until now I didn't even think I could base all of my grad work around it, but two of my three classes I'm writing papers on extreme sports communication in the lifespan, as well as the normalization in surfing. Then I'm thinking of doing a final thesis (if not a project) about extreme sports as well--more likely than not focusing on skateboarding or surfing as they're big things around here.
As my Mom has said, I have a lot of reading, papers, and months before it gets to spring 2016 and graduation, but it's almost spring of 2015, so it's really not that long to go.
I'm excited to see what will happen.
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.