It’s time to tell all of you what to expect about this blog of mine. You already know why I made the switch to journalism and how much I enjoy writing, but now it’s time to tell you what I’m going to write about.

In as few words as possible, I’m going to be writing about experiences. My brother, Eric, and I have the same theory about life: it’s all about making memories. Therefore, I want to have as many fulfilling life experiences as possible so that I can look back at them as memories at the end of my life. This quote sums it up pretty well:

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

I want to write as much as possible to get experience for my journalism career, so I’m going to be writing about these experiences.

First, and probably most obviously, I’ll be writing about my experience with the new RIT journalism program. I failed to mention in my last post that the RIT journalism program is brand-spanking new. This fall will be the first quarter that they are officially offering it as a major. Not all of the required courses are being offered yet, and the ones that are don’t have many time slots, which basically means my schedule sucks. Anyway, I’ll be here to tell you more exciting news like this as I continue on with the program for the next two years.

Another plan of mine is to start writing for the Reporter, RIT’s magazine, and I will be sure to post anything that I get published in there. Maybe I’ll also dig up some material that I got published in Rhythms, the SCCC literary magazine… just maybe.

I’ll also have updates about random other happenings in my life, like whatever I end up doing for my summer job, awesome Compound parties (just had a chili cook-off the other week), if I decide to chop off all my hair and dye it blonde, you know, that kind of stuff.

You’ll also be hearing about happenings around Rochester; I just attended the Lilac Festival and I know that the Jazz Festival is coming up. I’ve heard that Rochester has a lot of festivals and I’m pretty excited about attending and writing about them.

Now, you all know that I am an avid Lindy Hopper and general jazz dance/music enthusiast, but I do not plan on reviewing dance events that I go to because I think there enough people doing that already (and they’re doing a great job).  I may write about dancing, teaching, and our events in Rochester because I hope I will be able to give a unique perspective on those subjects.

So if you’re interested in any of these subjects, subscribe to my blog, tell your friends, or tell me!

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2 Responses to Making Memories

  1. Martin says:

    Hooray for making memories! Life is all about living to the fullest. I say: live life like you could die tomorrow, but plan on living forever.

    Good luck with the new major! One of my philosophies on life is that deep down when you really think about it and pay attention to your gut feeling, you know what’s right for your life. It’s worked out pretty well for me so far, and I think it will work out well for you too!
    :-D

    -Martin

  2. Becca Ginsb says:

    Congrats on the major change! I think it’s a great choice considering your life theory. Make sure you’re prepared for the new breed of journalism emerging and not just the traditional kind— but knowing you, you’re probably on top of it already. :-)

    I can’t wait to share more awesome memories with you! Have an awesome summer, and I should be seeing you soon!

    Cheers,
    Becca

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