A Form Less Traveled

I will try and make this as painful as possible, because I know that law is not the most riveting topic for most. With that being said, I on the other hand am so intrigued by the art of contract writing. So intrigued perhaps, that when I tell people this I probably fail to notice their eyes go blank and cloudy because I am too busy talking about how I would love to sign a band some day. Legal rhetoric is like another language, one that circles about itself in such a way that the reader is forced to sign out of exhaustion. Pretty crazy, huh? The mere fact that a stack of papers can sign someone off to agree to something for any amount of time makes my mind race. Contract writing, and really the realm of law itself, is like a mysterious unicorn that, to me, invites so many questions. Where and how does a lawyer start? What happens during negotiation? Basically, how do you do it? The entire venue of this profession is exciting, which may seem surprising coming from a person who also enjoys creative writing. Learning how to write legally would be like learning the English language all over again, and to be able to code switch from legal to creative language would be like finally seeing that unicorn– pretty cool.

Music Magazines

As both an aficionado of music and writing, I have always found music-related magazines to be very entertaining. Last summer, I had the opportunity to write a few articles for my friend’s pop culture blog, and I found the experience to be amazing. Taking an audible instrumental art form and reinterpreting it linguistically is extremely challenging, but provides an entirely different understanding of the original piece. It is also interesting because one original song/album/genre/style/etc. can be interpreted and/or described in an infinite amount of ways. Reading these interpretations in music magazines, such as Rolling Stone and Billboard, opens my eyes to new ways of thinking about music, one of my deepest passions. Writing for or working for a music magazine would be an experience that I would love to be able to experience one day.