If you were to tell 17 year old me that by 2013 I’d be attending Cabrini College as a communication major, I never would have thought this is where I’d be. To be honest, it never really hit me that I’d have to “grow up” until late in my senior year of high school.
You may be asking yourself, “Well, how did you end up here then?” Thinking back even further than four years ago I can tell you I didn’t always want to be a communication major. I’ve always been a history geek and just figured I’d major in history because I liked it. It was as simple as that.
One day it hit me though. I like the Philadelphia Flyers well enough to want to throw things at the television when they’re losing, how cool would it be to be able to interact with the players and have that be my career? I sold myself on the idea of wanting to be a sports journalist with the goal writing for the Flyers.
That is the first part of how I ended up here at Cabrini. Nearing the end of my senior year, I had pretty much decided that Cabrini is where I wanted to get my communication degree. If it was as simple as that however there wouldn’t be much of a story to tell. After a few conversations with my mother I decided that I’d spend the first two years of my college life at Delaware County Community College (DCCC). To me, it was almost like weaning me into college as DCCC felt very much like high school, just with more advanced and specific classes.
Early this year when it came time to send out college applications, I really wasn’t too sure where I wanted to go to finish my last two years of college. If my writing this article in the first place is any indication, I chose to come to Cabrini. Even when I was in high school I liked Cabrini more than the other schools I had applied to. After I graduated DCCC with an A.A. in Communication, I transferred here to Cabrini.
Just in the past four years or so a lot has changed in my life. I’ve grown in many ways. I’ve grown up from being terrible with work management in high school to be much more consistent in getting my assignments done in college. Though, I’ve been a procrastinator for pretty much all of my life and I don’t see myself growing out of that habit anytime soon.
Myself from four years ago would have never imagined growing into who I am today. But in the next few years I hope to see myself writing for or about some professional hockey team.
I dream one day it will be the Flyers but I also realize it’s a bit unrealistic to think I’d get a career writing about the Flyers right out of college but it’s the goal that I’ve set for myself. Here’s to hoping that one day I’ll be able to look back and say that I grew into the person I wanted to be, and be writing for the Flyers.