The Future of Victoria
"Change your thoughts and you change the world." -N.V. Peale
Who I am
Skills~ I would like to think of myself as a good people-person; I am very good at acting friendly (I think.) Planning is something I personally am obsessed with. If things are out of order, my mind goes hectic and loses control. Usually, when I learn something, I pick it up quickly, like a stone rolling down hill. I'm a grammar freak, correcting is (Sadly) something I like to do.
Some of my values are dependability, self-motivation, and willingness. I've been through multiple (if you ask me, too much) group projects in the past where I end up doing most of the work. Honestly, I hate to let people down, which can be good. Whenever I do bad at something important, I push myself to the limit attempting to improve. Say, I get a bad grade on a math test? The next few weeks I'll be doing math constantly in the library every morning to practice. I'm always willing to try new things. Skydiving? Sounds fun! Zip lining? I'm there! Writing about something no one's ever written of before? Challenge. Accepted.
Truthfully, I have no idea about my self esteem. When it comes to things like this, I shrug. Inside of my mind, I feel deeply withdrawn from most things. With writing, It's like I am finally doing something right, like I'm not a disappointment, after all. Normally, I guess my real self esteem is pretty low, but when I'm doing what I love, I feel like no one can prove me wrong. No one.
My Learning Style is Linguistic. I like to use writing to explain things rather than speaking. This helps me when I write my stories. Instead of jumping in right away, I like to figure people out before speaking to them. They're interesting, like tangled webs, sometimes impossible to untangle. Naturally, I'm a curious person. The world itself intrigues me. Everything seems like a story of its own. If I had all the time in the universe, I would use it to observe people and their behaviors for quirks or hints of their life and past. Strangely, these things fascinate me.
My Career as a Writer
The median salary of an author in the U.S. is about $56,000 per year. The Job Outlook for this career is 3%, slower than average. This job belongs to the Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications cluster.
Authors and writers commonly work at home or in an office. Anywhere with paper or a computer will do. Full time authors outnumber part-time authors. Those who do work part-time (a good 2/3 or so) are mostly free-lance/ self-employed writers.
Fun Fact: More authors than you might think suffered from depression at one point or another in their life. Charles Dickens, Sylvia Plath, and John Conrad were all depressed. You can tell from a few of their passages that they were in a rather gloomy mood when they wrote them.