Monday, April 23, 2012

Letter From the Editor

I was at an awards dinner tonight as I prepare for graduation (11 day countdown?!) and we had the privilege of hearing an excellent speaker. His message was to a group of aspiring journalists, all geared up to face the 'grave' new world of journalism, the field that is supposed to implode at any moment, sending us all into uncertainty, or so we have been told. But his message was not one of caution, instead, it was one of hope. I would like to share some of his eloquent words with you all. "Some of my colleagues aimed for the highest peaks, looking at the New York Times and the Washington Post as their goals. But me, I aimed for a place that would make me happy, and I'm still happy in journalism. Do what makes you happy."

This affirms my decision to become a journalist. It's tough knowing that I may never make as much money or be as comfortable as the people beside me. Believe me it's tough knowing that in my heart of hearts, I think could do their jobs just as well as them and make just as much as them, maybe that's just the competitor in me. But I have chosen my path. It may not be the final path choice I make, but for now it's a path that I intend to pursue. I have chosen a life that may not have the large payout in dollar signs, but maybe it'll pay out in another way. For me, that something else is worth the risk. I'm on the real life pursuit of happiness. I'm not you nor will I pretend to be, but I urge all of you to follow your own if you get the chance, whatever it may be.

That's it for now. Thanks so much all, you don't need me to tell you this, but you're the greatest. Do you.

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