(image courtesy of garyvaynerchuk.com)
As the semester closes and I scroll back through my website, I started to look at all the blog posts I’ve written, and I’m in awe. I never thought I would have this much to write about.
When Gary Kayye told us he wanted us to keep a blog this semester I was so nervous. I didn’t see any use for it, and I didn’t think anyone would care about what I had to say. Often times I’ve laughed at the blog posts you find on Odyssey. Many of them are dumb, close minded, and seem a little whiny. A few of my friends do have blogs that I think are really enriching, but they’re few and far between.
Even though I’ve always loved writing, blogging was never something I saw myself doing. Nobody cares that much about my life. However, I must say it’s been truly cathartic. Writing about things like leaving UNC and the real purpose of journalism has given me some peace about moving on to the next phase of my life. If people like my blog posts, and can empathize with the stories I’m telling on this level then there’s hope for my career in journalism.
I guess the point of all of this is don’t be afraid to share. To share your thoughts and feelings, or to share your work. If you believe strongly enough, those feelings will come through, and people will appreciate it. The feedback I’ve gotten from people has been incredibly heartwarming. To have a professor tell you that they actually like one of your blog posts is insanely up lifting. Especially considering at the beginning of this I was so self conscious of my writing.
I’m sure there are more stories to tell about my college experience, and eventually they’ll probably come through. For now it’s time to focus on the next step. This definitely isn’t the last blog ever, but the last blog for this chapter of life.