Jeremy J. Jones – Stranded in Thought

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year, and a question

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jeremy @ 10:16 am

Well, it’s the First of January, yet again. While this is a time fore reflection and finding focus, and while I could write for months about what today means, this is not the point of this post. However, I do wish a happy new year to anyone reading (and even those who aren’t).

About two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with my friend (and another former professor – I see a trend) Steve Ersinghaus about my education and writing goals, and he helped me find focus and clarity. I thank him for that.

Having needed to take the year off from school, much to my chagrin, I’ve since become a bit lost. (Anyone reading my scant few posts over the past months could attest to this.) I’ve earned an Associate degree, but have waffled quite a bit on where to focus myself for a Baccalaureate. Talking about it with Steve allowed me to remember more clearly. I want to write (fiction for love, nonfiction for money), and I want to have an impact on the world. Big dreams, but achievable.

So the area where it seems I can make the most impact, and one that is synergistic with my skills is New Media. Not only is this simply the way the world is going, it’s fascinating and overwhelming at the same time. So it seems that to achieve my goals, I should either major in the Humanities and minor in Computer Science, or vice versa. Once that’s achieved, I can worry about an advanced degree, but not before.

Now I’m looking at programs at Rhode Island College, where I’m already accepted, as well as Providence College, and Brown University, all of which are within ten miles of my home – a huge benefit for a working adult.

So, to my question. I ask that any who read this give me their comments as to my thinking. I’ll welcome all information. Comments are on.

So what do you think? Am I right, in that New Media is the right area to focus in to make the most impact on the world from a fiction standpoint? If so, do my degree plans seem the right way to go? Or am I way off base, and an adjustment is needed?


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