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September 14th, 2004
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From:writersdream07
Date:September 20th, 2004 06:20 am (UTC)
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I do have a major, and it is in Journalism. However, the sad part about that is that I haven't really written any stories for a newspaper in a while. The school newspaper is the place to start before you move on to the city's newspaper. Another sad thing about my major is that it doesn't provide a promising future.

First of all, Journalists don't get paid that much to begin with. If I were to follow through with the major that I have, would I be a Journalist all my life? I would probably starve. With a job as a Journalist, I would be trying to make ends meet. It would be rough and a unpromising path for me.

Secondly, the job market for Journalists is in decline. In the future, there will be less and less Journalists. A lot of them will be replaced by the newer technologies that we have to report news more efficiently. I mean, it would be cheaper to have a computer put a story together instead of paying someone about $40,000 a year to do it. It really is sad where this field is going.

To be honest, I don't really know if I want to pursue Journalism as a career. What I want to do right now is to trust God. While I am uncertain about my future career, God is CERTAIN about the career he has for me. This would bring more prosperity than pursuing my major and finding out in the future that I made a mistake, missing out on the blessings that God would've provided for me.

The career I really want to pursue is writing. What I would need to work on is the quality of my stories. I will pursue this if God guides me in that direction. The problem with this career is that very few sell millions, or just enough to make a living. My goal is not to think a million. It is to trust God and what he wants for me in my life. I see money just as a reward for working so hard. The true riches come from knowing God and having a healthy relationship with him.

I see that you are in the same place that I am at (or are you not?). I don't know if I am going to make my major in Journalism etched in stone. I am just going to trust in the Lord and what he wants for me. Prosperity is given to those who trust in him. I know that God will provide for me the right path. One with no dead-end.
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