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.