The problem isn't that I don't have an answer to that question, but rather, that I have many answers that could go along with it. I hope that whatever I do involves a lot of writing, which makes working for a magazine company sound like a great idea. I think I would do really well in something like Cosmopolitan magazine because I have an interest in everything that the magazine represents. It's funny, sexy, and gives good advice, which in my opinion, is the main ingredients to a successful magazine. And it is. I especially like to make people laugh (even when it happens to be at my own expense), and I want to use that to my advantage.
Another path I might be interested in taking is writing for a travel magazine. Companies will
actually hire journalists to be flown (or cruised) all over the world and write about their experience at certain resorts, beaches, and restaurants. I think being a resort critic would probably be one of the greatest jobs in the entire world. Since I have a great passion for traveling and have no problem telling people what's wrong with them (just kidding!), I think this would be a very happy career move for me.
Then there's my dream of being a writer for a film or television production. I would love to sit around a table all day surrounded by intelligent and creative people while coming up with scripts and ideas for the latest season
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But there's something more than all of these ideas combined that I cannot get out of my head. My friend Shayna recently announced that she's considering moving to Prague to attend film school, where she can work on documentaries. Documentaries! What a fascinating job that would be. Could you imagine working for a company like National Geographic while exploring the rain forests in South America, and uncovering the story of a secret tribe? Or traveling to the west coast of Australia to work on a story about a new species of
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What my dream actually is would be to host on own TV show. I want to mix my humour in the style of Ellen DeGeneres, while mixing my journalistic skills after Oprah Winfrey. Of course I don't want to follow in either's footsteps as every person should want to be their own individual, but I can see myself doing something like that. My ideal job would be to sit down and talk to people and interview them while educating others. I like asking questions, getting answers, and picking people's brains. And I would want to uncover interesting subjects like cults, human trafficking, and drug wars. In x amount of years, I can really see myself doing something like this.
I know that wanting to become "the next Oprah Winfrey" is a really huge goal, but the sky truly is
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way of my success and general happiness.
This, ladies and gentlemen, are the words coming from a young 18 year old girl who is willing to do whatever it takes to get to where I want to be in my lifetime. Once upon a time, my gender had the responsibility of finishing high school, then getting married, having children, and having a career that meant cooking and cleaning. Unfortunately, there are still some places and people in the world where this type of lifestyle still seizes. I want to take advantage of everything that those in the past sacrificed in order for me to have today. I can vote, drive a car, and have a career. I can do anything I want, and I refuse to be one of those people who waste their freedom by having low goals. No matter what kind of family you come from, what kind of neighborhood you were raised in, or how much money you have in your bank account, you can be anything.
I'm really lucky that I have so many people around me who are full of encouragement. My family
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Inport News about coping with homesickness.
I want to make people laugh even when they're having a bad day. I want to educate people on issues that aren't commonly talked about by exposing them to the world. I want to make a difference by giving people a voice who have something to say. I want to talk to people like Erin Brockovich, Lisa Ling and Elizabeth Gilbert. I want to dive into the unknown and explore every corner of the world. I want to write novels that allow reader's to learn about a world that goes far beyond whatever city or country they grew up in. I want to make people think in different ways and see things in another perspective.
Someone has to do it, so why not me?