A Final Remark~

This blog has been anything but a burden for me throughout my first year here at Jamestown Community College. It’s been an outlet for rants, an uplifting place for optimism, a cultural awareness link, and a place where great thoughts can be heard.

For those of you who’ve listened and shared my freshman journey with me–it’s been a pleasure. I can’t thank my fellow peers enough for taking my advice, sharing my creativity, and helping me learn more about life along the way. I’ve had people text me or approach me to mention that my blogs have been “so helpful,” “so happy!”, and “truly inspiring.” Those comments make my heart melt (not to be a hopeless romantic or anything), and I think it’s that type of kindness that got me through each day this year.

Whether it was a freezing winter morning or the day of my biggest lab practical of the year, I think it was most important to see a smile sharing the wealth of happiness. There’s [pretty much] nothing better than promoting change to someone’s bad day with an act of genuine compassion. I mean…c’mon…who can prevent a smile when someone else is flashing a grin at you? Let’s be real. You can’t help it!

A smile travels the fastest into someone’s soul, and I think that brings about my last piece of advice for my freshman year. Just keep smiling. Days are long, years pass by, but a smile never ages because happiness is forever. So, for all of you students out there–graduating, upcoming, or returning–stay optimistic throughout your lifelong expedition in becoming who you want to be.

Thank you for listening, being supportive, and transforming the frightened freshman girl in me into a positive upcoming sophomore woman.

Until next year~

Taylor Kickbush during the first week of school vs. her last

First week of school v. last full week of school
Thanks to everyone for transforming me into who I have become!

Taylor; 2014

About the author

Taylor Kickbush

Aspiring fashion journalist, freelance photographer, and lover of running-my name is Taylor Kickbush. Being a 19-year-old sophomore at Jamestown Community College, I find it hard to believe that my associate’s degree in communication is in sight and adulthood rests just beyond the horizon. At this point in my college career, I have discovered that JCC offers wonderful opportunities to create friendships and network with valuable career professionals from (literally) around the globe! As a prospective internship awaits my attendance in London, England this spring, I plan to trek the UK and represent JCC with all of the workplace etiquette its classes have taught me. Every day I feel one leap closer toward successfully achieving my dreams, and one day I hope you can say the same. In closing, I thank all those who read these words as I write about the everyday obstacles we all hurdle on the route to our becoming who we want to be.