Writing is hard, and writing well is even harder. The good news is that you are living in a world where it is a more valuable--and more visible--skill than ever before. Work hard. Find your voice. Treat it like a job. Opportunities abound.
This thing is heavy.
Now, I'm not an idiot. I knew it would be (and if I didn't know initially, I would have figured it out after everybody and their brother telling me it would be when I told them about this idea). Still, I was amazed at how heavy this turned out in practice.
Upon graduating, I immediately landed a job as an Associate Editor for a small trade magazine. I had an office, a team of freelance writers, and a managing editor who was a massive prick. It was exactly what I had always wanted.
And I hated it.