I am fully aware that I promised to write a more in-depth blog post last week, but it turns out that unexpected time limitations possess the power to ruin your plans. Go figure. Therefore, this is going to be less in-depth than anticipated —I wonder, is there an acronym for ‘in-depth’? Is ‘out-depth’ a thing? If not, I’m coining the term right here. This is going to be an out-depth blog post. Talk about a “professional” start.
Anyways, there are two particular things that I’d definitely would like to touch on. The first thing is about the amount of readings that I need to be doing for my thesis. I had expected that there would be required readings in order to conduct a proper research, but it’s beginning to appear as if I need to do more readings than I had imagined. I might have to resort to reading specific articles that are directly related to my topic(s) of interest in order to save myself some time moving forward. As I need to have my thesis completed by the end of this class, I’d like to dedicate however much time I get to save for my writings. I also need to rely on searching and finding PDF format of these articles in question because I cannot be certain that I can get my hands on their physical prints, maybe one or two of them for sure but I do not believe that would be enough. I’m confident though that I can find these digital files as I managed to find one right after last class conference. Hearing Dr. Zamora talk about the infamous writer Franz Kafka took me back to my high school years. My English instructor at the time was obsessed with him. Though, somehow, I managed to forget that Kafka was the one who wrote The Metamorphosis, the story that I was vaguely familiar with and never really had the chance to read it fully. The small segments of the story that I remembered as Dr. Zamora talked about it in class probably came from my memory of my high school years, listening to that English instructor in class. And, that is the story that I managed to find online, in PDF format. I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible because it sounded more fascinating than I actually remembered. Being a public domain story, there are various translated versions available and I had to sort through them in order to find a copy that was proper and readable. But, I digress.
The other thing that I wished to touch on is my future plans, particularly after graduation. This is something that I guess I need to be actively aware of as I need to move forward in terms of career path at this point. I guess it really helps being a planner ahead of time because I have already mapped out what I’m going to be doing after graduation… Well. sort of. For the moment, my idea is taking small steps in the field of editorial and publishing, and get to know how the process of getting books published from “the inside”. I had an interest of doing a summer internship but sadly that plan failed as I was pretty late to the application period. As for a Fall season internship opportunity, I was somewhat reluctant to take up another responsibility on top of my school and retail job obligations, especially considering that I need to work on a thesis that is due by the end of the semester. Plus, I’m quite certain that it is way too late to get accepted into one at this point as well. One particular thing that I’ve learned, however —and this may be of great interest to a lot of people, is that most internship positions, if not all, expect the applicant to be a local. As in, you need to be residing within the state that you’re applying for an internship for. That was another major reasoning as to why I was reluctant to submit applications for this season; I do not wish to move at the moment. After graduation though? I guess, it’s more likely. Only time will tell.
I guess that is it for now. This did not end up being as out-depth as I’ve thought. It certainly wasn’t what I had in mind last week, but it’s better than what I had feared. I must learn from my “mistakes”, so I make no promises for next week’s blog post. Let it be a complete surprise.