Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just a little motivation in a down economy

                      These days I've been finding it very hard to not be frustrated with the state of the economy.  I know that I am by far not the only person feeling this way.  In fact, it seems as though many college graduates are in the same position as I am.  Spending a fortune on school and having to take any job that comes our way just to pay down our massive loans.  While school is becoming more and more expensive, student's are finding it harder and harder to reach their dream careers.  Take all Hallmark Institute of Photography for example.  We have this amazing education and obviously have talent to have passed but most of my class is struggling to find a job in the photography industry.  Granted the photography industry is very challenging and competitive as it is but the economy has hit harder than ever.  Many smaller studios and even schools such as Hallmark have sold out to other bigger companies.  It's a scary reality that we are now facing.  My dream is to break into the magazine world.  I am hoping to reach Rolling Stone in about ten years.  How incredible would that be?  I know with a lot of hard work, dedication and determination I can achieve this.  Nothing happens overnight.  Right now is such a discouraging time in my life but I have to keep in mind that something better is waiting just around the corner.  My talent is slowly getting notice and my name is being spread throughout my area.  All I can do right now is continue to work my butt off and keep making new contacts.  I appreciate all the new and continued support from everyone across the country.


  1. Keep at it, Jennifer! You can do it.

    Just stopping by from SITS.

  2. The economy just sucks. I'm only a sophomore in college right now, but I'm wondering if by the time I graduate whether the state of the economy will be any better. It's ridiculous, and almost superfluous, to ask someone to fork out tens of thousands of dollars to go to school for a certain thing and not see any results after the fact. Whew...don't get me started. Haha.

  3. Hang in there!!! Everyone has to pay their dues and things will get better!