That was the interesting question a friend posed to me. Knowing what I know now, would I still have gone into journalism? Aside from having a high tolerance for pain and stupidity, I’d have to say yes for one simple reason – I love to write. I love to be curious about things and figure them out. I love to talk to people and hear their stories. And I love to write stories. (unlike some other vertically-challenged sportswriters, I even like my stories to be true.)
I am still always going to be a writer, working on projects, doing freelancing, you name it. I see the law as a parallel path to my skills. I am leaning more things, which will let me write about more things.
There is no safe profession. There is no magical solution to avoid companies having issues right now. If anybody had told us that GM was bankrupt, say 10 years ago, we would have laughed ourselves sick. Being an engineer at GM was the safest job on the planet. No more.
We all must change, and adapt, to what’s going on around us. It doesn’t make things good, or bad. Just different.