With graduation hanging in the balance, I’ve somehow dodged the stress and sadness that has seemed to trap and torture a good number of my peers. While I would not say that I’m totally confident in my post-college life, I would say that I am content with where I’m at and where my life is heading.
In a little more than three months I will graduate from Oswego with a degree in journalism. I never once (although I tried, but never followed through with) deviated from the plan that I left high school with, and I think that that’s a good thing.
I just wrote something dumb about consistency and growth, but it was dumb (as previously mentioned), because I could not figure out what I was trying to say. I guess I’m just trying to say that I’m proud of myself for who I’ve become.
I was crazy awkward in high school, but I’ve learned to accept that awkwardness and turn it into a positive. I didn’t have many friends in high school (most likely in part to said awkwardness) but I came to college yearning to make friends, demanding a better personality out of myself and I am proud to say that I now have 1,173 friends on Facebook, which means that I am a really big deal. Most importantly, I had no idea what I wanted to do when I first got to Oswego, just that I wanted to write. But four years later, I think I have finally found my niche.
Going forward, I am prepared for the job market, ready to live on my own, ready to take on this crazy world that I should fit right into. I am certain that I will be able to become a sports journalist, and if I don’t do anything to mess it up, I may be able to cover the Yankees one day for The New York Times.
I suppose this has just become a recollection on my time spent at Oswego State, so I’ll just run with that.
Bottom line, this has truly been the greatest four years of my short life. The friends I’ve made, the people I’ve had the fortune of working with at The Oswegonian, my tennis teammates and all of the professors I’ve had a class with (both good and bad) have all made a tremendous impact on my life. And I have only Oswego to thank for that.
When making my college choice, I narrowed the decision down to two colleges: Oswego State and Ithaca College. Ithaca was all that I had dreamed of in a college. The campus, the communications school, the people, the name…it was an easy decision.
But then I visited Oswego and was blown away by everything. The journalism department was outstanding and the professors were willing to talk to me about everything. As was the case for many of us, once I saw Lake Ontario I was sold on the school.
I always thought the decision of choosing Oswego over Ithaca would haunt me, but it has given me confidence instead. I know for a fact that I made the right decision coming here, so I can stay confident in myself when making more tough decisions down the road. Whether I decide to move to Idaho, England or back home after college, I’ll make the most of it. I wouldn’t be as ready to move on with my life if it wasn’t for my time spent in Oswego.