This morning I helped to run an event for the Freshmen Commuters here at Alvernia. We bribe them with food and then talk about important college things like registering for classes, looking for internships, etc.
While sitting and eating my healthy-adult breakfast (I skipped the bagel sandwich and had some fruit and a tea), I started to think about careers and jobs, as this was what our commuter discussion was about today. I thought about how I’m still learning about myself and what I want to do… even though I’m already a Junior.
I realize this is what most of my blog posts are about, but I think it tells what kind of emphasis college education builds for its students. I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing that we go to school so we can get better jobs, but I am saying that it’s not the real reason why I went to college.
I’ve never been concerned about having the best career. Education is an art, and I never intend to master it, but to always study it.
Do I want to go as far as to call myself an ‘artist’? Possibly. If that much is true, then I really believe that the world is becoming an increasingly difficult climate for artists to grow and develop. But hasn’t it always been like that?
Leaving you with all these questions, I look towards the end of my Junior year. I ask you to challenge yourself and think (I know. It’s asking a lot). Really just take time and know yourself. Know what you do and why you do it.
Be your own artist.