- hello Amanda Joinson
- Username: ajoinson
- In response to: "Who are you?" Originally from New Jersey, I’m currently a senior at the University of Massachusetts studying Communications and Journalism with an IT minor. I love to run, take pictures, and learn new things.
- ajoinson's latest answers
- Reality TV
I've always thought about making it on television and what it could ever be for.
Being a Journalism and Communications major you would think I would possibly be on TV as a reporter. Reading off a teleprompter for the rest of my life doesn't sound intriguing though, then again I've never tried. I could love it.
If my calling isn't in broadcasting I would like to think I would have some version of a reality show. It would be interesting to have a Real World like show, minus the absolute ridiculousness of drunken kids that should already have jobs.
I would just like my life to be documented. I could crop out the boring stuff and have the good memories recoded for later days. People would appreciate some of the situations I've found myself in and I would just have to hope the producers allowed me to share what I wanted and not my entire life.
Let's be honest have of the reality shows are scripted somehow anyway. I should be able to pick and choose how I want to be portrayed but in the end it would be interesting.
- Big Dreaming
I'm one of those people who seldom remember their dreams. I wake up in the middle of the night after a dream and always end up thinking I have to remember this one for the morning. Morning comes and I have no idea what the dream was about, I just know I wanted to remember it.
The very few dreams that stick in my head tend to be very odd. I've tripped on bright yellow number two pencils in white space. I've driven off a dock into the blue ocean below. Weird, I know.
These weird dreams must mean something in my subconscious. I know they must be trying to tell me something. Or maybe it is just my mind trying to move what happened that day into my long term memory. In that case it is mashing everything together wrong, which could potentially be a problem, so let's go with the first choice.
I analyze my dreams in the dictionary to figure out what I'm trying to tell myself. More often than not there is a legitimate reason for the absurd things that happen during my slumber.
- Sunday Snow
Among the flashing red warning bar that scrolls on the bottom of the screen, and the horrific live images the Weather Channel tries to show us, in the end it comes down to being just a blizzard.
I'm not fond of the snow but I wandered into it for a little stroll, it wasn't bad then. Now however, I'm stuck in my house behind a foot of snow, possible two with the wind drifting it up against the door.
Despite being bored out of my mind and trapped in the house practically all day, I've been oddly productive. I've finished a book I've been reading, The Lie by Chad Kultgen. I've played around with Dreamweaver and looked into launching a real website. I've also taught myself several tricks in Illustrator.
Oh, I almost forgot the hot chocolate, I've had a few cups of them.
Day not completely wasted.
- When I grow up...Oh too soon.
Graduation is on May 14th.
In less than a year I will sort of be considered a "grown up" and I still have no idea how to answer, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
I do know what I don't want to be, if that remotely counts.
I don't want to be one of those people that went to college and pursued a degree in Communication and Journalism that ends up in a job that has nothing to do with my studies.
I also do know that after my experience as an intern at a public relations firm that I will not end up being a PR Strategist or anything containing PR. The industry just doesn't seem to fit my attitude towards life, the stress, secrecy, and urgency of everything turns me off, unfortunately.
That technically limits the options of what my business card can say, but not really. I know I probably won't end up being a reporter, editor, or producer but who knows there is no one really stopping me. I could potentially start my own publication in which I would be one of the above.
I still doubt it. I may be a designer or something with social media but there is really no telling where I might end up.
Photographer is an option. Graphic designer, marketing consultant, online media coordinator; they are all options, but at least I have options and thankfully I have a year to figure this all out before I am grown up.