No, I’m not talking about Nike. Last night I brought 2013 in the best way possible, at church. The message was simple, “Just Do It”. Stop asking God, or others to do something you can do for yourself. I’ve realized that too many times I ask God for substance that I should be answering myself. God can’t make you a better person, if you don’t make yourself a better person. Miracles don’t just happen, they are the result of people making it happen. You can tell yourself that you’re going to do something, and be very successful but until you actually do something about that, its just words that result in a unattainable goal.
I will go into 2013 with a “Just Do It” mindset. As I’ll be wrapping up my college career this year, I plan to embark on my journalism career. I have prepped myself throughout college for this next chapter of my life by exposing myself to diverse topics. Covering those diverse topics, has made me become a more flexible journalist while improving my craft. While these are little wins in my life, I know the only way I can achieve the ultimate goal is to “Just Do It”.
And by the way….Happy New Year.
This weekend was a very eventful weekend for myself, full of many “first times”. On Friday night I attended a local art show at the Golden Belt Art Studio in Durham, NC. The experience was refreshing and gave me a new found respect for artists, and the culture of art. I learned that art is very similar to journalism, the pay is not great- You’re in the business of journalism or art because of the love you have for it. The art show was the first of three events I covered over the weekend. On Saturday, I spent the evening covering my first love-Football. For the first and last time I was able to cover the annual Aggie-Eagle Classic with my school, North Carolina Central University taking on the Aggies of North Carolina A&T State University. I couldn’t feel my feet and ears after leaving the game, but it was definitely worth it. I ended my weekend on Saturday night attending my great friend and talented Jamla artist, Heather Victoria’s showcase in Raleigh, NC. The show was terrific, and at the end the crowd wished her a happy birthday. Shots of the weekend coming soon.
This week I saw my tenure as the Sports Editor of the award winning Campus Echo student newspaper at North Carolina Central University come to a end. As I look back on it I can say that my journalism skills have grown tremendously these last two years with the help of my advisor and colleagues. I know my writing is not a polished product yet but before coming to the Echo it was poor, to say the least. I always had the love for sports, but at the Echo I learned how to put that love into words at a prestigious publication.
I know that the Campus Echo has prepared me for my next endeavor, whatever that may be. I don’t know what the future holds for me but I will never forget where my career started, the Campus Echo.