Happy New Year! Here we are, ending our first month of 2016! As seniors, there is so much ahead of us that we should be looking forward too…graduation, summer, (possibly grad school?) and our future careers!
Although the road ahead of us might seem scary, we must always uphold our faith in the positive. Whether if we are applying for grad school, debating between career choices, or even if you don’t have the slightest clue as to what you want to do when you graduate, it is of essence to have strong faith and encouragement in yourself and your abilities to succeed.
Easier said than done, right?
Not to fear. We are ALL in the same boat!
As Communication majors, we have the power to network, expand and grow! So what are you waiting for? Don’t be afraid to get yourself out there! Never let even the smallest opportunity pass you by, and most importantly, keep optimistic no matter how the circumstances may seem.
When I graduate from Stockton this coming May, I cannot wait to begin my career full time and experience new and exciting adventures that are in store on the horizon. After four years of college, I enthusiastically anticipate what will soon come in the near future (even though I cannot see “everything” that is in store for me).
Stay focused, stay optimistic, and be open to everything you encounter, and you will succeed!
As a spiritual individual, I love to spread happiness and encouragement to my family, friends and classmates. One particular way on how I stay focused to keep my positive energy is by following the Joel Osteen Miniseries on Facebook, which I find some spiritual words of encouragement and wisdom each day.
For today, Osteen writes for us to keep in mind:
“One of the best things we can do is take a few minutes every morning and make positive declarations over our lives. Write down not only your dreams, your goals and your vision, but make a list of any area you want to improve in. Before you leave the house, take a couple of minutes and declare that over your life.” –Joel Osteen
Keeping this idea in mind, we define ourselves who we are as individuals, and above all, the person we want to become in our lives. Regardless of what you “think” is impossible, don’t give up on your dreams no matter how “far-fetched” it may perceive to others.
So even in your darkest hour, never give up hope on yourself and your dreams!
Overall, it is of importance to remember the BEST things happen to us when we least expect it! When one door closes, another door opens, which I was always raised to believe. Because in the end, even if we reach the point when we are at our lowest low, our dreams do come true if only we have faith in ourselves and the impossible!
Even in doubt, persevere and DREAM BIG!
And as they say in the Navy, “Don’t Give Up the Ship!”
Wishing everyone in the Class of 2016 the BEST this year!!!