It wasn’t until summer 2012, I decided my major would be journalism and broadcasting.
I was always the one unmotivated as a child. My parents never forced me to do anything (except take piano lessons like every other Asian kid). I never had the urge to find my passion. I don’t really have anyone to blame because it wasn’t anyone’s fault, it was just my personality. Which in reality stems from my upbringing. But that’s too much to get into.
My parents wanted me to be well rounded so I did everything imaginable.
- Figure Skating
- Korean Cultural Dancing
Not in any particular order, but basically everything that required money to do. I believe that the extracurricular activities listed above are the reasons why I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do as an adult. Not that any of those would give me a career choice but it made me wishy washy in my decisions as a child that carried over as an adult.
My parents wanted me to try everything my little heart desired. Some of these things were forced and lasted longer than I wanted and the ones I chose lasted the shortest.
I struggled in my academics throughout high school because I was too busy hanging out with
cooler older friends who introduced me to Korean clubbing (dancing, drinking and booking).
I got my car when I was 16 and then I discovered ditching. I was a ghost my junior and senior in high school.
But it was in high school I discovered blogging. I had a friend in VA whom I visited every summer since 1995 and it wasn’t until 1997-1998 I decided to create a space for my friends on the east coast to see what I was doing.
I was ahead of the game. Before Xanga, Facebook, MySpace, blogger and any other social sites.
I bought my domain and used MS Frontpage as my portal to showcase my life.
I had a brief moment of non existence when my husband to be asked me to shut everything down in 2003. I abided like the nice little Korean girl I was.
I didn’t start my own blog again til 2008, but was dabbling in Xanga and social sites.
MySpace was huge then and I started off with blogger with my own domain name again. I was smart this time. I used a platform so I wouldn’t have to pay for my own hosting.
So back to my first sentence, it wasn’t until summer of 2012 when I decided what to major in.
I don’t know why it took me so long to realize that I had already started a mini career by having my blog.
Someone once told me that if you’ve been doing something for 10 years, you’ve created a job and is a professional at that.
I wouldn’t go as far as calling myself a professional but I found my passion.
Writing: telling stories and sharing information. I’ve always been a giver and I’ve always had a style of delivery.
I realized that in life, things are right under your nose. You don’t have to search far and beyond for something. Look closely and it’ll come to you or it may already be there.
There’s a saying that if you love what you do then you never have to work a day in your life, and that is my goal.
I see a bright future in the direction I’m going. I’ve started to take journalism broadcasting classes and it has given me more confidence in my choice.
I’m now 30 and realizing this and I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to go back to school and finish what I have started. It’s never too late, don’t forget that!
I want to write, share stories, whether it’s a book, a television series or even a film or play, I will be heard.
I think the best stories come from true life experiences and boy do I have some!
Thank you to all, for those who have followed me since 1998 or recently, I will strive to entertain you in a manner I know best, brutally honest and the Violet way.