pacman inkee

Writer's Block: School Ties

What is (or was) your college major? Do you use it for your career?


photography. i don't use anything i learned in school even tho i am still a photographer. first off, the film to digi industry conversion knocked out half of my knowledge. secondly, the skills they teach you in a photography degree range from near useless to fully in an actual production environment. about the only thing i do that is the same as i learned in school is press the shutter button.
I started out at a fancy (by local standards) art school trying to get a degree in vocal performance. I wanted to be a pop star. As it turns out, no chops... so I left there and went to the local Jesuit University and got an accounting degree because it was the only thing that was easy for me. I have been an accountant for 22 years now - even went back for an MBA. Ordinarily I would talk about how the work sucks out my soul, but really, because it is still easy work for me I just pretend it didn't happen - I am very compartmentalized. I do my real work at home with my kids and dogs and putting on very small concerts in my car on the way to and from work. When the kids are out of school, I might just go back to school so I can be a music teacher for the last few years of my working life.