(last updated on April 29, 2014)
The What is your Perfect Major quiz has been freaking me out lately:
You scored as Journalism. You are an aspiring journalist, and you should major in journalism! Like me, you are passionate about writing and expressing yourself, and you want the world to understand your beliefs through writing.
The freaky part is that I was going to be an English major before I decided I wanted to learn more about computers. My tie-breaker question was “writing” versus “reading a lot”. I chose “writing”…I’m interested in expressing my own ideas first. Didn’t know that when I was 18, so I ended up taking a 20-year detour through engineering, interactive computer graphics, game development, graphic design, business. Now I’m back to English/Journalism…doh! However, I can say that those other experiences have “seasoned” my writing perspective in a way that is generally amusing. And now I know for sure :-)
This also seems to confirm my earlier thoughts about “flipping my focus” around. Before I was very much “skills centered”, but never found that very satisfying by itself. Being more people-centric has been much more fulfilling.