I was sitting at my desk at home, trying to think of something to fill up this space, a space I know will be overlooked in this issue.
I want to make sure this space counts for something. I thought about many things, many political issues in the news right now, and the dysfunction our society is going through.
But I realized that in this last issue, this is my last political piece for Cowley Press.
So, in the spirit of the Sophomore Issue, I would like to use this space to lend some advice to my fellow students- some political, some personal.
Politics is a messy game. It is important, it does play a huge role in or lives, but it shouldn’t get in our way of one another.
We sometimes forget that the people are people. For all I disagree on with Barack Obama, he is a man that loves his family. He is just a man.
I think we elevate these people in our minds to a status that allows us to forget who they are.
We tell ourselves that we can hate. We tell ourselves we can pick apart the personal lives of the people who lead us.
We just need to remember to stay true to who we are, and follow what we believe.
Our views will not necessarily be the view held by our parents.
After all, we have different experiences, and grew up in a different time.
What we think is right may not always match up with what they think is right, and that’s okay.
Don’t do anything halfway, this is it!
I lived the last half of this semester with that theme in my head. I wrote it in my folder with my trumpet music for band. I thought about it quite a bit, and while I didn’t always live it out, it was still there.
I had several opportunities this last semester that I felt I didn’t capitalize on.
There is a feeling you get when you accomplish what you have prepared for so long. I got a feeling after a jazz concert of failure. It sat like a pit in my stomach for a long time.
It is not a good feeling. I don’t have a lot of feelings of regret, but the ones I do
I want desperately to go back and do over. You don’t want that. Make sure what you do is worthwhile, and that it is done well.