Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Here And Now

Busy, busy month of February between filling out lengthy internship applications, covering events and college work.

After I took a mid-term last week, the first thing I did when I returned home was look for more journalism opportunities - I'll probably do the same after I finish up a few tests and homework this weekend.

The highlight of the month was my byline - I said it would happen eventually and it did. Now, I have higher goals I want to reach; a highly coveted summer internship for example.

A much-needed Spring Break is coming up, which really means I'll be doing just journalism, more than likely. The reason why I try to be so productive is because I won't this energy 10 years from now.

Tired or not, the passion will always be there. Here and now is the best time to do it all - waiting is a missed opportunity.

Friday, February 3, 2012


I need to get less predictable with my blog titles, which is usually an allusion to a song - so I'll start with an anecdote.

I had my last appointment with my childhood endocrinologist this week; I didn't see it coming - much like some things in life. Ever since diagnosed with diabetes at age eight, it has been the once-every-three-month appointment - making adjustments to live a better lifestyle. Now, it'll be someone new.

Its time for the next breaking point, the point where strength serves as a model to better others. I was helped - so I will continue as a helper.

Now, back to the title. Kelly Clarkson serves as an inspiration for many - she's the type of person that quiets the naysayers, critics and the like. Weight gain? She took it in stride.

What makes Ms. Clarkson serve as a motivator is the tenacity for growth in the face of opposition. Its this ability I will emulate to become stronger - even when its unexpected. Sometimes the unexpected is a great opportunity lurking about.