I found some baby elephants on my laptop today. Actually, I put them there last night. I got a vinyl decal that makes my laptop original when it’s sitting amongst a sea of other Macbooks in a classroom, coffee shop, or at the Apple Genius Bar.
This week I decided to accept a scholarship and assistantship to attend Pepperdine University here in Los Angeles for my Masters in Strategic Communications. This is a degree that I have always had interest in since undergrad, but never prioritized to truly study past a few classes. I feel fortunate to have been selected for the small incoming class of Fall 2015 of twelve or so students.
As I prepare to enter this next stage of my life, I am looking around at my hopes, dreams, and realities. I have been reading books of authors that are well known to look closer at their writing techniques, I have been reflecting on my education thus far and all that I am grateful for until now, and I have been getting my school supplies together like this vinyl decal. In a room full of Macbooks, I want to be sure that no one mistakes theirs for mine and/or vice versa.
Altering paths is often a scary and intimidating thing. I have thought hard about how my schedule and my life in general will be altered. At the same time, I am excited for this new path and the opportunities it allows. Next summer, I will be completing an internship and in full swing of this new career. It’s a world that I always admired, but never thought I would truly step into.
Here’s to new changes, challenges, and jumping into worlds unknown!