Career questions for all li-sters

Inspired by @amieshmamie!
  1. 1.
    Did you always know you wanted to do the job you're doing?
    Not at all. I write about technology. I've always loved technology, as well as writing, but I never really considered it as a career.
  2. 2.
    How many years of schooling did you go through post-high school?
    I have a degree in Media Studies, and a Masters in Computer Games Design. That sounds like I had a plan. In reality, I did the degree because I wanted to go into war journalism. I did the Masters because I wanted to go into making games.
  3. 3.
    How much did your educational loans add up to?
    Long story as to my loans for my Masters. My degree has left me £13k in debt and rising.
  4. 4.
    What's the best part of your job?
    I get to do something I love. I love writing. I love technology. I love the variety as I write for numerous different places. I'd get bored doing the same thing all the time.
  5. 5.
    What's the worst part of your job?
    The uncertainty. It's a volatile industry. Sometimes, the work can dry up through no fault of your own. Pitching ideas can be tough too as you're effectively selling yourself.
  6. 6.
    Is there anything ironic about your job?
    I do some writing about video games too. When I mostly covered games, I actually found I rarely played them for fun any more. I'd finish work and be desperate to do something else!
  7. 7.
    What's your end-goal career-wise? Is there a professional ladder you are climbing?
    I haven't really got one. I'd like to keep earning more. There are a few specific places I'd like to write for. I'd like to expand into other fields of journalism too. Otherwise, as long as I enjoy my job, I'm quite happy.
  8. 8.
    If you weren't doing the job you are doing, what would you want to try instead?
    I often consider taking a law conversion course. It costs a lot though. But maybe? Otherwise, I wanted to get into politics back when I was at Uni. Not really a good 'backup' plan though!
  9. 9.
    Are you happy with your choice?
    Yup! I stumbled into it really but it's paid off very well so far. I'm lucky.