57°F & Clear 7 day forecast Sunday, April 20, 2014

Grand Valley State University's Beacon Since 1963, Allendale, MI
  • Facebook Logo
  • Twitter Logo
  • Youtube Logo
  • e-mail Logo

Chapter One, Done. Moving On...

Chapter One, Done. Moving On…

Hello dear freshmen, have you adapted well to college life yet? Sophomores and juniors, are you sick of being the “Malcolm” of the education class system? And seniors, whether you’re graduating yet or not, it’s been fun indeed.

Like a book, life is made out of chapters, and we have to decide how we want to write it. If you’re not satisfied with this half of the school year, make a change for the other half. We can only move on and be better if we are willing to strive for it.

Nothing comes easy, that’s a given, and the most successful people in history did not become who they are by sitting around. Sometimes taking a risk means going out of your comfort space and trying something new, even if it might sound scary at first. Whether it involves your studies, career, relationship or something outrageous that you’ve never done before, maybe it’s time to actually do some of those things now.

Of course, it’s always easier said than done. We often make our New Year’s resolutions in hopes of becoming a better and more improved person come Jan. 1, but not all of us are capable of going all the way. “I’m going to lose weight,” “I will get straight As this time,” or even “I will finally get her number” are all the usual things we’ve heard time and time again.

Are our resolutions and goals too difficult to achieve? Or are we just not committed enough to take that next step? Whatever it is, you have to ask yourself if you are comfortable with where you are now or if you want to make a change. Only you can critique your own self-being and no one else can do it for you. ‘Tis the truth!

I am a victim of my own doings each time I’m determined to be better. It’s that little voice in my head that keeps holding me back and not allowing me to reach my full potential. And of course, I blame it on the world and The Man above for not giving me a break once in a while and just letting me be happy. But the truth is, I can only blame myself for not opening up my psyche towards new conventions.

It’s ironic how the will of a person can be shattered so easily with a single thought of disbelief, and on the other hand it could propel a person into something greater. Look at yourself in the mirror and ask this question, “Who do I really want to be?” Sometimes the answer is simple enough to grasp, but other times you just have to keep searching for it.

So, with the fall semester coming to a close, I hope that you’ll do some soul searching and discover yourself in a deeper level. I’ll be on the other side of the world doing the same thing. Have a great holiday and bon voyage!



Comments powered by Disqus
Comments powered by Disqus