I've come to an interesting point in my life; a transition between college and the 'real world'. I recently graduated from Washington State University and went head first into debt and endless job applications. I don't know how long this 'transition' period is supposed to last, but it sure has given me a lot of down time. Enough to really think about who I am and what I really want in life. Daunting isn't it? Well, let's start with the facts: I'm a 24-year-old from Everett, Washington, I spend most of my time editing, and I don't have a favorite color. One more important fact; I got my degree in Broadcast and spent most of my college career around a camera or microphone. Do you see where this is going? Let's put it this way, I found my passion in life. More specifically, I figured out what it is that I want to do with my future. I want to have a career in the entertainment industry. Specifically? Radio and TV.
I discovered the wonderful world of radio about three years ago in college. I had just transferred and sort of dove into everything I could. Hey, a new school, a new me. This was my step toward figuring out what I really loved doing, and boy did I fall hard. I instantly fell in love with radio and everything about it: recording, editing, working the board. I love the freedom behind the mic. There's no script, no 'typical work day', no regurgitating of the same old content. There's also no visual aspect and THAT is where the magic happens. That's why I think radio is so powerful. I have my own personality and I can exude that on-air. I can portray myself through words and build my image the way "I" want to, metaphorically speaking. No one can see me. There's another perk; no makeup, no problem! But, what I love the most about radio? Simple, it's fun! I'm constantly smiling and laughing and always about something new. It's such a unique world. I want to bring this passion and my experience to life at a professional radio station. A dream career. This is something I know I want in my future.
Let's see, I don't really know how I managed to get into the whole TV thing. The 'new school, new me' thing that I had mentioned really took off. I auditioned for my school's cable network knowing absolutely nothing. No idea about any of the shows, no clue how auditions go and no experience what so ever. I acted for a year and then hosted for the next two. That's where I really discovered my passion for entertainment. My dreams grew bigger instantly. I fell in love with something that I didn't really even know existed. Yes, there is a script and yeah I'm reading off a teleprompter sometimes, but that's the challenge that I love. I can put my own spin and personality into it. When I'm working in front of a camera I'm forced to work hard at something that doesn't sound like the next person. I have to distinguish myself through a fixed set of words. They may not be "fixed". I change words around sometimes purely on accident, but hey, I make it work! I love being around a camera and performing in front of it. I want this to continue to be part of my life. I want this to be a part of my career. That's one of my biggest dreams.