They say time flies when you’re having fun and I couldn’t agree more. Working for The Globe has been the highlight of my Salt Lake Community College experience.
I have had the opportunity to meet new people who have impacted my life in ways that I’ll always be so grateful for. I was taught countless lessons by professors, classmates, and staff-members that I will never forget. As my time at SLCC now comes to an end, I want to leave you with a few final thoughts.
I was taught at a young age, that you should never let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve your dreams simply because of your gender, physical appearance, age, etc. I have been reminded again and again of how important and true that really is.
While chasing your dreams, there will be many people who will doubt what you are capable of accomplishing. They may not be able to see your full potential or believe in you, like you believe in yourself. That’s okay. There are always more people willing to help you get where you want to be.
Remember to never give up on those things that matter most to you. Doubt and fear are liars. Set your goals high and go after them without letting anybody stop you.
If your mind is set on the goal, working hard is the only way to get there.
I’ve learned how important it is to be willing to do anything and everything you are asked. If you’re not asked, volunteer. Doors are bound to open for those willing to put in the time, effort, and dedication needed to succeed. Don’t worry about what is going on around you and don’t compare yourself to others. Hard work speaks for itself.
Lastly, I want to touch on the importance of being kind. It goes a lot farther than people realize.
In a world where we can get tangled up quickly in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, never forget to treat people the best that you can. Reaching your goals and your dreams isn’t done completely on your own. You’ll cross paths with many people, some will help make you better and some won’t realize what is standing right in front of them. No matter how they treat you, always remain kind.
Thank you to all who I’ve come in contact with at SLCC who have shown me kindness and have shown me support and encouragement as I chase my own dream. I have fallen in love with journalism and I’m so thankful for the opportunity I’ve had to be a part of The Globe.
As we continue to grow and further our education, don’t let others dictate to you what is a realistic dream and what is not, always work hard, and remember to be kind.
In the words of former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, “When you put a lot of hard work into one goal and you achieve it, that’s a really good feeling.”