There comes a time when everything good is happening all the time. I wanted to have a good job and I never thought that fate would give me three at the same time.
I have been writing and publishing articles for a newspaper for quite some time now. Being a journalist is really fulfilling and rewarding. Being able to see your articles being published and read by many.
Yesterday, I went to the company I applied for as copy editor, had my interview and training will be in two weeks time. I am really happy to have my first formal job after graduation. The salary is quite good especially for a fresh graduate.
So as my header goes, I am a journalist and copy editor. I love having both of them. But here comes the twist, I received an email yesterday afternoon that my application as MANAGING EDITOR for a magazine has been accepted. Enclosed in the email is my first assignment. An article I need to write in order for them to assess if I am really fit for the position.
The article they gave me was just easy. So in the near tomorrow, if I'm hired as Managing editor, what will I do with being a journalist and copy editor. What path will I take?
Having no job is hard but I never imagined that having many offers is harder. If I choose being a Managing editor, I'll loose the two which I have committed myself. Well, I have not signed any contract or anything yet for the copy editor position as well as the newspaper.
I asked myself what I want the most, being a journalist and copy editor or being a managing editor. Both have equal importance. Both have good pay. Both are very rewarding professions.
If I continue being a journalist and copy editor, I will have my friends with me. I can meet and talk with them everyday. We can make our bonds even stronger. I can write articles with them and have fun with them.
If I accept being a Managing editor, I will be in a position where one in a thousand is given the opportunity to be in. I can travel to the places I have not been to for free. I could write and have fun at the same time.
Shall I make a future with my friends or take a path of my own? I am very fortunate to have been blessed with lots of opportunities. But I feel lost. Anyway, one way or another, I have to make a decision and I just hope, it's the right one.