Life Goes On

I want to share something I wrote at the beginning of this semester that goes as follows:

“The world is a vast plot of land and water resting at our fingertips, awaiting the moment where we embark on a journey to take life’s reigns within our hands. Only some will leave footprints in the sand, and fewer cement their memory among us.”

Perhaps it seems that I jotted this down during a history class lecture as a means to pass the time, or maybe it was a side note that I scribbled on a piece of paper to a friend in math. In truth, I wrote these words to get me through college. There’s no doubt that I’ve loved my freshman semester here at JCC, but the bottom line is that college isn’t high school… It isn’t easy. It takes a certain type of person to breeze through college, and I don’t believe that type of person exists. If the homework isn’t enough, there are temptations, clubs, events, sports, jobs, friends, relationships, and other such tidbits of life to manage. It’s like we’re clowns trying to juggle a ridiculous amount of bowling pins; each bowling pin is yet another thing we have to balance in our daily lives.

Referring back to what I wrote to start this post, “The world is a vast plot of land and water resting at our fingertips, awaiting the moment where we embark on a journey to take life’s reigns within our hands…” Between all that we have to deal with at this point in our lives, it is important to realize that life goes on whether we decide to tag along or not. Life wasn’t made for us to exist, but to impact the world with our existence. In response, it is vital to realize that these years at JCC are preparing us to set foot in the adult world and become more than what we think.

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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.