“I’m Pro-Honesty Here”

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It’s a new year and all, and I for one am having trouble getting back into the swing of things. Not just in terms of blogging (at least my Google Reader is under control), but I’m just feeling a general sense of…¬†dishevelment. Yes, I guess that’s a fitting word. Part of this is that I’m still home on break- not that I’m complaining, but it just doesn’t feel like 2011 hasn’t started because the semester hasn’t. And then I suppose the fact that I’ve been all over the state of Florida this break, but not “home” home, has contributed to my unsettled feelings. Boo.

Then, there’s the added pressure of figuring out my summer plans. Yes, it’s only January, but I know a handful of people who already have their plans all sorted out. Ideally, I’ll be staying in New York and possibly interning. Now here’s the dilemma (aside from whole budgeting a summer away from home, but that’s an entirely different story); what sort of internship should I pursue? I’ve only known I wanted pursue journalism since… well, I guess this is actually the first time I’m publicly stating it. And while my mother always told me I should be a writer, that never became a remote possibility until my junior year of high school. Even now, I’m not sure I should aim for straight up journalism (whatever that entails nowadays) or broadcast, but I’m working on my skills for both. Okay, those rambles may have been irrelevant.

So, dear readers, if you’re still with me, the point is that I don’t know if I would like to be involved with lifestyle/fashion journalism or sports journalism? The last few weeks or so, I feel like this blog has leaned towards the former. And I guess I have somewhat more experience writing about those topics. Starting this semester, I’m going to be an assistant editor for my college paper’s Culture section (an Arts & Entertainment/Features hybrid) and I’m going to be one of the campus correspondents for Her Campus Fordham, which is relaunching next month. I’m really excited about all these new opportunities! Still, I’m really passionate about sports. If you follow me on Twitter, you know half of what I tweet is sports-related. But I’ve only dipped my toes in the field. I’m psyching myself out because I keep thinking that if I choose one over the other this summer, only to change my mind, l’ll be at a disadvantage in the future.

In a perfect word, my career trajectory would be remarkably similar to Robin Roberts‘. Dream big, right?

Anyway, you’re probably wondering where that leaves me and why I’m even blogging about this. Well this tug-o-war in my head has left me at a loss as to what to blog about! I know I’m lacking inspiration, but in general I just don’t know what direction to take here. I know it’s up to me, but I want to create content that you, my readers (whoever you are), enjoy reading. Isn’t that part of the point? So I would really appreciate if you guys answered my poll and gave me just a bit of insight!

Also, if you have any advice at all as to what I should do with myself, please share!! You can also e-mail me at shades.of.sarah.blog@gmail.com. Thanks, readers!

~ Sarah