Well, yesterday, I had my last class ever.
...well, "ever" has a bit of finality to it; I should probably say "in all likelihood, ever," since I don't know what the future holds, but essentially, I don't have to go to class anymore. That was my last college class, I'll be graduating with a degree in Broadcasting, and now I'm faced with the real world.
I have lived a very, very blessed life. My dad has taken care of me these past years in exchange for me being at home and helping to take care of my disabled mother. However, I can't stay in the nest forever, and there will come a time I will have to get up and leave. I know a number of normal, average people who have stayed with their parents into their thirties, just because it was a great help to both them and their parents. I know I'm not going to be staying around this region for the rest of my life, but now, faced with the prospect of leaving...crap, where do I start?
I'd like to get into video production, and though I can do essentially anything (including be in front of the camera), I like being a video editor. For now, though, I'm an intern at WGN in Chicago. It's pretty nice :) I LOVE working there. Doing video work all day is freaking awesome. Friday, I put together a giant load of commercials advertising some WWE show. Sure, it was "lowly," but I didn't mind!
When I took the class Advanced Television, my professor encouraged us all to essentially go out to California, out to Hollywood. This does sound nice, but I don't think I could see myself doing that. I don't know where I want to take my life, but I just know I want to be in video production, and I want to make enough money to live and be happy. I'm thankful there are always going to be people who need videos and I can take my craft literally all over the world (and some people do), but change, responsibility, and the future are big scary things, y'know?
For now, I'm just wondering where to get started after my internship at WGN ends. I'm doing freelance (for MEGA cheap, trust me) and continuing to make YouTube videos. This summer, I'll be doing a few I've been wanting to do for awhile and I'm really looking forward to them! I think you'll enjoy them too.
For now, though, I guess I'm just a bit scared. Here's to trying to make a living off video!
Here's my latest video :) I went flat-out silly with it and I loved it. Holy crap, who's that at 1:26?!