As a college student, I feel like I am mature enough to say what I say and do what I do. There have been many times where I have achieved things that once seemed nearly impossible.
I am studying mass communications here at Salt Lake Community College, learning and putting as much knowledge to work as I can. When I first came here, I would see the Globe Newspaper and every once in a while would grab it and read it. To me it seemed nearly impossible to ever have an article of my own be published. I would also see the televisions hanging on the walls with students being on the monitor. I also thought that would be difficult to get into.
I started to get involved at the Mass Communication Center (MCC) here at SLCC, and things started to change. All of the sudden I was one of those people on the school television, and I was being printed as well. Not that I was born with talent for such things, but it is something that I am very passionate about. I started with no skills at all, but the staff saw a diamond in the rough and since then we have been working to polish my skills. Every time I see my name in the newspaper I get so happy because that is the result of all the hard work that I put in for every story. I have to admit that the first minute or so of admiring and reading my own stuff, all I think of is how far I have come. But then I think back, and I would not be here at this point in my life without recognizing some people that have helped me get here.
My family for always supporting me, the MCC staff that have being working with me to polish my skills and teach me the things that I have learned, and last but surely not least, Ceville Bailey.
Ceville Bailey is the Editor-in- Chief of The Globe newspaper here on campus. She has helped me improve my writing skills so much. I remember her saying one time at our staff meeting, “There is always room for improvement, guys.” Those words have stuck with me, because I have seen and witnessed for myself how my writing has improved thanks to Ceville. The fact that she believed in me and my writing has helped me get where I am at today as a writer.
For some of you the struggles that you’ve been through in your lifetime have helped you get to the point where you are in life today. But there is always someone around us that makes us grow up, whether that is personally or academically. We have to take a moment and thank all those people who have made a difference in our lives. Whether it has been for good or bad they make an impact. I am not choosing a road, I am choosing to go on a trail to make my own path, and while I am learning where I am going I will always be thankful for those who have helped me get here.