Over the past few years I've been struggling through life, living just to live, and have come to the realization that I'm in need of a major change. Every career path I've tried has been un-fulfilling, while generating no self-worth. I love the media arts, and have always wanted to be a part of them. I've decided photography is what speaks loudest to me. I love the timeless images, and the emotion captured within the beauty of a photograph. I love the reward of a great picture, and the memory of the story that it tells, so I've decided to try a career in photojournalism. I'm not too sure where to start, other than the need to better my skills as a photographer and a writer. The biggest questions I have are, how do I begin a photojournalism career, what types of jobs are available, what will it take to earn a living, and what will the future hold in store for me. Should I seek an internship with a newspaper or magazine, or should I seek an apprenticeship from a photographer/journalist whom I admire, and how should I go about reaching these individuals? I would ask if I should go to school, but I would rather spend the money on equipment and learn through experience. My ultimate goal would be to publish my own articles and photographs, while working to publish a book on a subject that is most important to myself. I truly appreciate your help and advice, and welcome any comments and thoughts, so thank you in advance.