The Beginning


My name is Raen Waghorn-Hughes and this is my first blog as a student blogger. I’m a little confused as to what I’m going to put on this blog, as I’m used to just dumping all of my thoughts and worries onto the platter in my own personal blogs. Am I really accomplished enough to have a serious “PROFESSIONAL” blog?

As a Media student at UNSW we have all been asked to start up these blogs to talk about our experiences. It takes me back to Year 7, when my teacher Mr Baker began to educate us all on the new importance in our lives, the ‘LHP’- left-hand page. The left hand page in all of our books was not to be written on but to be left as a page for reflection, and perfecting our reflection skills. A skill we were assured would be completely ESSENTIAL to our high school lives.

We all hated our LHP.

However, I will stop this negative outlook and proceed to give a little insight to my ‘professional’ student insight/reflection/outlook/pizza pie (what is a pizza pie? have you had one?).

I did my HSC in ’06 which was jolly good times. Took ’07 off to allegedly work full-time and “save money”. Unfortunately all monies earned perished dismally…Started the Media and Communications degree at UNSW in ’08, only later to find out the degree I am now doing has become extinct.

Woe is us!

I’m continuing to hold the faith in the original course, and hoping that the choice will pay off. It’s just as well it exists for me at least, because to be honest i’m still stuck in a rut when i comes to what i want to do at the end of this.

I always wanted to be an actress, but held little taste for a life of cafe waitressing while waiting for that big break. I decided to go for the slightly more faceted field of media, because apparently university degree=job=money=happiness. Or something like that.

I’m doing a Film major, wanting to explore opportunities in television, either on-screen or as a producer or something of the like off-screen. I enjoy graphic design as a hobby also, although I’ve been pretty lazy since I left school.

I don’t know how I feel about journalism. As far as my personal opinion goes, I think I am just not clever enough to be a good enough journalist to bother. From working within the industry, the whole idea kind of loses its gloss. TV writers have it pretty sweet. I’d like to work in features. Lots of newspapers like their journalists to be versatile though. One day you’re the Business editor, the next you’re covering Urban affairs, then you’re a Parliamentary reporter. It’s all a bit boggling, but I can understand why they do it – keeping the job fresh etc.

I could easily say yes to a job with a glossy mag. I think it would be great fun, but then again, I haven’t stepped foot in one. Maybe I should just avoid them and maintain the illusion…

I used to listen to a lot of music, but I’ve gotten a bit out of touch. Feel free to lend me some tips (on anything for that matter). I’ll try and lend you some of mine, if you’d like them.

I wish I was profoundly clever. I wish I knew lots of long words that made me sound important.

I’m a bit of a dork. That’s ok with me.

Looking forward to a new semester with all of you shiny/not shiny, happy people.


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