So after my long rant about not being confident enough to find a new job or career, I decided to take a real hard look at what I actually want to do with my life. Ok, so I definitely know that I want to write, but I also am smart enough to know that at this moment in time, writing for a living is not my best bet because I am not nearly comfortable enough living on the streets. BUT my problem is that the thing that I’m thinking I want to do seems unobtainable. Let me lay it out for you:
It’s been one of my dreams for a long time to work for a magazine (preferably music or action sports because I really love skateboarding?). So I guess I can always look for something along those lines in terms of editing, but the real problem comes here. I know editing is really the path most (all) Literature majors go because that’s what we do, except I’ve always been really interested and fascinated by how a magazine is put together–the design of it all. And I wish I could be a part of that. I wish I could help with the layout design of a magazine. My concern is that I have no experience in that. Granted, I did lay out my high school newspaper, but I’ve never been on a team that handled anything larger than that. So what do I do? I’ve been thinking about teaching myself different programs so at least I’d have the knowledge of it all, but I keep feeling like this is hopeless.
Does anyone know the process of these things? Or can someone provide any sort of insight/advice on the matter? Further, what programs should I be looking into? And are there any cool magazines in the Dallas/Fort Worth area?