Parting advice: Live life to the fullest

By Katie Bosworth

LOGOS EDITOR

It looks like the time has come where I must say goodbye.

It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve as the editor of this wonderful publication. Four years ago I would have never guessed I would meet such amazing people and have many experiences I will never forget.

Some people will talk about their college years and describe them as drab and boring, always stuck in the library counting down the minutes until graduation. I am lucky enough to be able to describe my experience in an entirely different way, full of the best people, full of laughs, fun, and some learning too.

Four years ago I was very pessimistic about my college experience. I came to San Antonio not knowing a single soul and I was unsure I would truly feel comfortable being away from home. Stepping away from my hometown of Galveston has allowed me to grow up. It allowed me to learn about a new area with different cultures, and taught me I can accomplish what I want and need to do. I’ve gained a sense of confidence I never had before.

However, I have had some help finding this confidence through the friends I have made here and some of our trusty professors in communications arts. Mr. (Michael) Mercer helped me realize I can be an effective writer in the world and that I can handle greater roles of responsibility. Dr. (John) Perry taught me how to speak to groups of people in a clear concise manner and still find ways to relate to my audiences. (Dr.) Steve (Liu) showed me how to think critically, how to present my thoughts in an academic environment, but most importantly how to participate and enjoy my time learning new things. (Dr.) Joey (Lopez) has taught me that although we may not know exactly what we’re doing with our lives, we will still be able to find direction some day. We should enjoy our lives and create amazing things.

Aside from learning in the classroom, I have the best time working with those around me. The Logos has given me many great opportunities and wonderful memories. Working with the Logos staff has been one of the great pleasures I have been able to experience during my time here.

During my interview to become editor, I was asked why I decided to become more involved with the publication and I realized it’s because I wanted to spend my time with some of the greatest people on campus. I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with and I am thankful for all the opportunities that have been bestowed upon me since I’ve been here.

To everyone still in school, I only have one word of advice for you: take advantage of as many opportunities as possible. This is the time in life to take chances. Any opportunity could lead you down a new and surprising road. My dad has always told me, “This is the time in your life that isn’t that serious. You have time to have fun and do what you want. Once you have too many responsibilities and life gets too serious, you’ll never be able to go back. Enjoy yourself now before your life gets too serious.”

Take opportunities and chances. Have fun. And live your life to the fullest.

 

E-mail Bosworth at bosworth@student.uiwtx.edu

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