In my too-often ruminations of uni-is-sucking-my-soul and other questions concerning my (gasp! shock! horror!) future, I contemplate pushing five years of tertiary education to the side and take up alternate career paths. Here are some 'realistic' options I could masquerade as, in no particular order beyond how my brain throws ideas out: (Note 1: 'realistic' as options such as becoming a masked crusader would be rather impractical for Australia. Gotham Sydney is not. Note 2: quotation marks for 'realistic' because this one may not be a good judge of realistic. Still questioning what is realistic.)
I like taking photos. (Somewhere out there a professional photographer is wringing their hands in the air. Amateurs! aforementioned professional photographer would groan.) But I do like taking photos. Very much so. It is easily one of the best things I like to do. My name is Eva and I like to take and edit photos.
I really enjoy people photography - couples, weddings, families. I love the sheer emotion of moments you can capture. But I also enjoy travel, landscape, food photography. I like looking back at my photos and remembering that point in time and the feelings I felt at that moment. (Above photos are of my friend Sarah, who let me take photos of her so I could practice taking portraits! Hurrah for friends.)
2. Graphic Designer
I, child of the LiveJournal school of Photoshop, really enjoy what you can do and make with Photoshop. Majority of my extra-curricular activities involve some form of design, and I do enjoy it mostly. Who knows, I'm just throwing things into the box at this point.
3. Romance Author
Don't rain my parade! (Turning hay to gold? How about turning fanfiction to money! Somewhere out there E. L. James is laughing into her millions.) But in all honesty, I have read great romance novels, and they are such nice, pleasant reads. My favourite authors include Sherry Thomas and Lisa Kleypas. They are super great, and I remain forever the staunch defender of the romance genre. There might be a lot, and majority of the lot may not be great, but the great ones make it worthwhile. I hold anything with snarky heroines in the highest regard. There can never be enough! And I always welcome recommendations.
And I am still thinking of that novel I've been meaning to write for years and years. I seem to have a lot of first chapters and prologues in a folder buried somewhere.
In conclusion: who knows. There is a thunderstorm outside and I am in the best place I want to be: wrapped in my doona in bed.