College. Seven letters that hold so much meaning, and so many different meanings depending on who you ask. For me, it means a new beginning. Growing up. Doing what you never thought you could do.
This fall, I am beginning graduate school to earn my master’s in mass communications, and that is something I never thought I could do. For many people, graduate school may be a small feat, no big deal; but for me, it’s huge. There have been times when I thought I may never finish my undergraduate degree, let alone pursue further education. There have been times when I questioned if college was the right path for me. And there have been times when I felt like I would never find something to be passionate about.
To those of you going into college, or those of you already in college, here is my advice. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Do the things you never thought you could. It is okay to not know what your passion is. It’s okay if your passion changes. New experiences teach you to grow. Sometimes you have to make tough choices or change your mind a million times, but learning to have faith in yourself is of one of the most important lessons you can learn.
In a few short months, I will graduate with my bachelor’s in public relations and begin graduate school – the next chapter of my life. To say I am excited would be an understatement. Learning to become passionate about school has been a long journey for me, but I’m ready to take all that my life has to offer.
Good luck to all my fellow peeps graduating in May and starting their next chapters!
Until next time, on PR Talk. ❤