I am a skilled salesman. I have a penchant for psychology and would like to think that I am well-versed in the art of influence. I am also a very good writer by many people’s accounts.

Then perhapsit would behoove me to try my hand a copywriting. I hate to admit this (trust me, I really hate to) but watching TV series Mad Men got me thinking about the world of advertising. I’ve always known that advertising and marketing are important elements of consumerism, but honestly I have never paid much attention to the stuff. I was never really all that influenced by such things. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t work it from the other side.

It’s too late to look for internships and I’ve no portfolio to speak of. But I do have a way with words, and I am familiar with sales and marketing. Maybe that’ll be all I need to dip my toe into the waters. Maybe I can pull a Peggy Olson and start from nothing and rise to the top. And why not? You never know. It doesn’t make much sense to have a dream but not the drive to chase it. Besides, it’s better to try and to fail than to never try at all. If I don’t have the chops to be a copywriter, I’ll know when somebody tells me that I’m awful at it. That’s a hell of a lot better than sitting around ten years down the road thinking, “Boy, I could’ve been a great ad man. I really could’ve…”