Well, here I am in the final stage of my college career. Texas A&M Kingsville was a fun ride. With the real world on the horizon, I hope I have the stats to complete my mission.
Coming to college at first seemed like a mandatory part of my life. With a series of, “when you go to college, when you get a degree, after you graduate,” having a college career seemed like a part of my life I would be required to go through. What was to be expected of me. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to become. I was decent in art. I also had some high school experience in production.
So, I became a fine arts major at Texas A&M University of Kingsville. I wasn’t scared or nervous my freshmen year as many incoming student usually are. I had been through the tutorial mode of dual credit courses, so I was already prepared to dive into this level of education. I still didn’t know what I wanted to become in life, but doing what I enjoyed seemed like a good start. I made the grades, made some friends. College didn’t seem as difficult as I had expected.
Half way there, I felt on top of the world. I had great grades, with steady progress, but then I started to realize, perhaps I just picked beginner mode. I had done well in my art courses, but I had begun to wonder ‘could I really make a career out of this.’ Many other students aspired to do and with no doubt could make it, but for me I realized this might be a hobby for me. I realized that this was only meant to be a side quest in my life and it was time for a change.
It was time to start a new quest. Coming into my second year of college, I had begun to mule over what other fields I was interested in. I had dabbled in production and editing in high school, and other students suggested our communications program would be a great career choice.
Now I am a Speech Communication major. Yay new character unlocked. Like any new character, I had to build myself with experience, time, dedication and hours staring at a screen. I made new friends, met new mentors to learn from and earned the necessary skills to succeed. I even manage to land a part time editing job for Texas A&M College Station. I’d say I had found my niche. I had found, my main quest to follow.
As I approach the final level to unlock my Bachelors degree, I look back on the times I spent at the school. The people I met, the hours I spent writing essays, the hours I spent studying for finals, and trying not to throw my laptop against the wall in a rage quit. I realized that college can take you through different turns in life. You may fail a test, or get a bad report, but there is always room for progress. You may progress in one objective and lack in another. In college, you can make mistakes and try again, and again until you succeed. You can switch careers or pursue multiple if you are ambitious. You just have to remember to take a break, sit back and think “I got this”.
All my time invested at this educational institution was definitely one of the highlights of my life. Now as I prepare to job hunt for the next adventure, I step into the world ready to face new bosses and new challenges.
It has been a very exciting adventure, thank you.