When I took Latin years ago, I never thought I’d be using it to come up with blog titles. In the spirit of total honesty, when I took Latin, personal computers didn’t exist.
On Saturday, I met a young woman at a wedding that I hadn’t seen in several years. She told me that she was attending a new university and majoring in creative writing. And for a moment I was stymied. I wanted to hug her and say, “Wonderful!” But I also wanted to say, “No! Major in accounting or nursing or some field where you can get a job to pay your bills.”
In all fairness, it is possible to get a degree related job. I majored in English Literature, and when I graduated I got a job with Harcourt in their Academic Press division. Another English degree friend of mine actually makes a living writing fiction. But we both know that we’re the exceptions to the rule.
On the other hand, a writer will write, even if they try not to. The addiction is too strong. And if you’re going to write, you may as well learn to do it well. So, friend, enjoy your writing classes! But, please, minor in accounting.