Transitions. The crucial (and sometimes-too-fast) “in between” periods that separate the main chunks of our lives. Some people may be able handle transitions without ever losing a step, gracefully sliding into the next chapter in the book of their life. Others stumble, crumble and fall, a cloud of doubt settling around them as to whether or not they’ll be able to get back up and keep turning the pages. I wish I could say I was graceful.
Even as I’m typing this, I would be lying if I said my transition from a small community college to Florida Tech was going smoothly. It’s like a whole new world here. The entire Florida Tech campus has an atmosphere filled with urgency. But it’s a good kind of urgency. The urgency to discover. Whether it’s to discover knowledge, fun or new people, the result is a blur of students scurrying about campus in an organized chaos.
Now imagine me, the new kid, attempting to survive his second semester in midst of this chaos. I’m still trying to get the hang of matching buildings with their respective names and figuring out where the best places to park are so I won’t be late to class. But the truth is, I’m starting to get the hang of things at Florida Tech, and while slowly but surely, I’m continuing to turn pages.
What page am I on right now you ask? The same one you are! Yes, the zigzagging path of college life has brought me to the world of blogging. Don’t ask me what exactly it is I’m going to do with this outlet though; The truth is I have no idea. It would be nice for this blog to have some sort of theme but let’s not rush things. I’m sure something will pop into my head soon.
In the meantime, there are really only two things you need to know about me for now:
Number one: First and foremost, I’m a sports fanatic. It’s the reason it took me half an hour to type that last paragraph. I’m not sure when this post will be published but right now it’s opening night in the NFL and I’m watching future hall of famer Peyton Manning pick apart the Pittsburg Steelers’ defense.
Number two: I’m a communications major, but not for the traditional reasons. Don’t get me wrong, there is a special nerd in me that loves tying together a string of words and making them jump off a page, but the real reason I chose communications was because I have absolutely no idea what I want to do after college. I needed a major that would let me explore. That’s the beauty of communications. It’s such a broad field with a ridiculous amount of career possibilities and I want to experience them all. Perhaps that will be the theme of my blog, exploring all the communications related careers and sharing my findings and thoughts with you. What do you think?
I’m just two semesters into my exploration at Florida Tech and already I’ve done things I never would have imagined myself doing this early in my life. There are so many stories to tell…but I think this post has gone on long enough. More to come later I guess!