My time at the Spectator is drawing to a conclusion. I’m heading into a new world as a writer, an actor, and an adult. In California, no less. Score!
A lot of graduating students I’ve known have spoken of their overwhelming sense of sadness at leaving college.
They expressed how un-adult they felt, and how fearful they were of taking care of themselves without the safety net of school.
I don’t share their sadness. I’m ready to move on.
The Spectator has been a learning experience, one full of kind people and grueling schedules. It taught me about teamwork, resilience, and working on a deadline.
But I’m looking forward to finding new outlets for my creativity and energy.
I liked being a college student. But I love being an adventurer so much more.
If I stayed in Valdosta, my growth as an artist and a person would be more stunted than the economy. Be happy for me when you read this.
Leonard Cohen once sang, “There’s a blaze of light in every word/It doesn’t matter which you heard.” I took what I could from this college, this town, and its people. I’ll miss you. Peace.