Switching Things Up
by, 10-31-2011 at 12:34 AM (1642 Views)
I'm not often a blogger, but I'm interested in the opinions of others.
I have just officially decided to take a break in my college education, receiving my Associates of Science in a little over a month. I've been just barely making my bills, and decided that until the job market improves, there's no need to rush through college and get my Bachelors. Instead, I plan on actually making enough money to easily cover my expenses, and have some money saved up for when I do go to the University of Tennessee Knoxville. As it stands, I will only be taking a single semester off.
Here's where I'm looking for ideas. Right now I'm only working 15-20 hours a week for Crossmark (marketing/merchandising firm), basically scanning displays in Walmarts and Krogers. I could likely be moved to full-time, but since I work alone on all tasks, it's not exactly the most exciting work environment. I could also try to find a full-time position in a brick-and-mortar store, as I did work for Best Buy for four years before being "voluntarily terminated" because of my school schedule.
The other idea I've had is to get back into eSports journalism, or at least be somewhat involved in a paid position of sorts. Yes, I know it's not the easiest way to make money, and it's absurdly competitive -- I wrote for the Championship Gaming Series and did some minor articles for a local LAN team (both essentially for free) when they were both still around. I saw that Fnatic was hiring SC2 journalists, and even though they're looking for applicants with Bachelors degrees and higher as well as published work within the last three months, I'm going to go ahead and take a shot at it -- can't make a shot if you don't shoot, right?
After being around the Counter-Strike scene for 8 years, and the Starcraft scene since SC2 was released, it could just be a dream at this point. I feel like there has got to be an easier way to get involved with eSports. I'm probably wrong about that though.
-Steve "awakeN" Yeager