The Future

People scatter across the cemented pathways; a colorful sea of ethnicity, culture and differences. Some smile as they pull on jackets and scarves to stay warm against the bitter Fall air. Others cross their arms around themselves and rush towards their destination with frozen hands.

Conversation hums in a mumbled tone. The Red Sox win, Sunday’s Bills game, the upcoming killer test and the normal he-said-she-said jabber. Between words a boy grabs a girl’s hand walking to class. Someone pulls out a piece of gum to chomp on, someone else turns up Macklemore on their iPhone. Everyone is different.

As I saunter to my 11 a.m. class I cannot help to recognize the future nurses, journalists, politicians and artists within the faces of the people that surround me. We are all such unique individuals with different hair, tastes, styles, majors… dreams. And yet here we all are captured in one place with the same destination: the future.

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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.