[in front of Columbia's journalism building...crossing my fingers for grad school!]
When I started drafting my resumé, I had a tough time deciding whether to put cheerleading or yearbook as my first extracurricular activity, seeing that they want you to list them in order of importance. I chose yearbook. Practically every other post this year may have been somehow cheer related, but when you boil it down, my love for blogging traces its roots back to my passion for my journalism and yearbook classes. I am, after all, a journalism major as of right now.
You see, I love it all. I love the graphic aspect. I love the writing. I love the photography. I love the editing process. I love creating something over a long period of time and watching it develop. I love the group of people. I love the classroom. It's kind of my closet-love, really. I don't really talk about it much, but it gives me a thrill. It's my only class where where my work seems worthwhile. What I complete on a computer screen eventually becomes a published piece of work in the hands of hundreds of students. And as much as I loved every minute of cheerleading, yearbook is something that extends far beyond the four walls of R-206. It extends to my future and to what I love doing every night before I sleep--writing creatively.
Here's to a semester full of late nights, laughs, and layouts!