My father used to warn me against being a “Jack of all trades and master of none.” I suppose he said that because I had so many interests and so much trouble making up my mind about what I really wanted to do.
In college, that indecision was evident. I first enrolled in Business Administration, then switched to Psychology, then Nursing, then ended up in Journalism. I was interested in all of these fields, but not interested enough to stay each of them. I settled on Journalism because Advertising appealed to me the most, and it was in the School of Journalism at my college.
When I graduated, I tried my hand in advertising, from layout artist with a department store to selling newspaper advertising. But these jobs weren’t fulfilling, and I ended up with a 30-year career in food service sales. Now that I’m retired, guess what I’m doing? Writing! Finally using that journalism!