One day…the world will know my name.
One day…the world will know my name.
So I may have made the mistake by asking for advice on Facebook. I wish some people know that the “best advice givers don’t give advice.” But it’s okay. It may be my fault for being an Aries and not being afraid of change. Every time someone gives me a new idea with enough information to back it up, I’m down. But I guess some of you may be wondering what in the world I’m talking about.
Well…someone from my past told me that I should get a Masters. I know it doesn’t sound like that big of deal, but it’s a big deal when you want to become a famous talk show host. But I’m not opposed to education, I love education, I love knowledge, I love information, I love college, but my biggest concern is getting a Masters right now, right after I finished my Bachelors.
My argument is that if I want to become famous, I don’t need a degree, let alone a Masters. But do I need Masters to last in the entertainment industry? I don’t know. I thought you just need to be entertaining, lol. I guess what really got to me is that when I posted it, everyone said to get a Masters, and that hurt my feelings, because to me…it seemed like they didn’t believe in me. I know that’s not the case because if I were to follow “The Four Agreements,” I shouldn’t take it personally and I shouldn’t make assumptions, but someone who hasn’t “mastered” those Agreements, it was tough not to do so. Ultimately, we are all still seven years old and we were just taught how to act in public. But to me, it just sounded like they didn’t think I can do it or at least, not right now.
But as I’ve said, college taught me how to think and what I’m thinking that most of the people that commented on my post were apart of the generation before me and they were told that education is the way. That if you want to be successful, you have to get an education and so we have been programmed to think that. But let’s think of my generation. We are the most optimistic generation and are obviously breaking boundaries by going against a lot of things the previous generations have told us.
So I am so optimistic that being a famous talk show host is what I’m meant to do and it’s not just for the fame and glory, but it’s for the influence and the voice on the masses.
I’m not saying I’m not going to get my Masters, I’m just saying I’m not going to get it right now. Because I know that I’m the kind of student that works harder, not smarter. I’ve just always been that way. I make it harder on myself than it needs to be and if I put two years towards another piece of paper or two years towards my dream, then it should be a no-brainer.
I’m going to go with my gut, my instinct, and my heart. I believe in myself, I believe in my capability, and I believe that I can do this. And that’s all that should matter.
So if you see me a year or two from now and I am not progressing, then you can tell me you told me so, but as of right now, I am going to take a year off and focus on my famous efforts and if not much is happenings, then I’ll get my Masters as a “back-up.”
But who needs a “back-up” when your heart is in it? Not me. See you at the top.
What I’m driving around Phoenix. ;P
As my college journey comes to an end, I reflect on what has made all the difference during my time at NAU: Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. Many may think, “How in the world did a sorority change your life?” Well let’s just say before GAO, I was your typical lost first-generation first-year student who felt obligated to live the “college life.”
I remember it like it was yesterday. A girl from my high school kept bugging me to check out the organization and all I could think was that “she was in band and I was in Stugo, we can’t have anything in common.” Not only that, “What sorority would ever want me? Nobody would want a gay girl in a sorority, they are all going to think that I want them. Nope. Nah-uh. Not going to even give it the time of day.” But finally, after a semester or two of constant recruitment from her, I finally decided to attend an info night just to get her to stop.
Next thing you know, I was President of my “pledge class” and just ended my term as President.
I cannot begin to explain the difference this organization has made on me, but the only thing I can refer to describe what this organization means to me is my line jacket.
At the end of the day, thank you Gamma Alpha Omega for being my beginning and my end to many things I am today. If it weren’t for you, I would not be nearly as close to where I am as a human being. You have taught me skills that I could not have learned anywhere else and you have challenged me from the very beginning, because you knew my potential in this world. Thank you for believing in me. I am forever grateful.
-Kathleen “Turtle” Short, Nu Class, #1, Spring 2010
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
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Call me crazy then. ;P