Destined for journalism

     I wasn’t always sure what I wanted to do with my life. Since I was five-years-old I always imagined myself being a marine biologist. I was amazed with the ocean and what lived inside of it.

     As I got older and started college I felt myself at a crossroad. I no longer knew if this is what I wanted for myself anymore.

My first two years of college was spent at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. I chose to stay as a liberal arts major, and dapple around until I knew what I definitely wanted.

It wasn’t until I took a business of communications class and I’ll never forget what my professor said, “chase your bliss.” For days I had this quote in my head and thought what is it I love most? That’s when it hit me, I love TV and always wanted to be a reporter, but more for entertainment.

Red carpets, golden globes, celebrities and fashion is what I love. I love reading about it, talking about it, researching etc.

As my two years approached I knew I had to look into a four year school to begin my major. First I looked into Miami university, but 58,000 dollars a year was out of my price range.

I’ve heard of Stony Brook numerous times before. My older brother -six years older- wanted to go here and his friends went too. So the name always stuck in the back of my head since I was younger, and I knew it was an excellent school.

After I applied I was pretty much banking on stony Brook and Brooklyn College as my back up. Both schools have great broadcast departments, so I wouldn’t be upset with either. Though going away to Stony Brook was at the top.

I nearly had a panic attack when I received my acceptance letter. As I said before my brother applied, but he was rejected and he was always the book worm, so I was stunned. I sometimes still can’t believe I am here.

I realize now I made the right choice in coming here. I am so thankful that two years later I am here doing exactly what I want to do with the rest of my life.

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