11/11 Make a Wish!

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

Think of what you want to do with your life. When I was a tiny little teacup human (kid), I knew I was fascinated by words and creating stories. According to my mom, she would read to me as a baby and read in different voices. She fostered my love of reading and words. Then I grew up, became a student at Muskingum, and took a class by Dr. Donna Edsall called Language, Structure, and Usage, a class that I often term “Linguistics” just to simply things, although that isn’t the full scope of the class. Dr. Edsall made the class really interesting because I learned (in some detail) about how words are formed and we got to watch videos about the development of languages and how languages change. She solidified my decision to want to be a linguist.

My point is this: whatever you’re passionate about, go for it. Don’t let anyone major shame you – yes that’s a thing – meaning that the major you chose isn’t going to get you anywhere. The journey to doing what you love isn’t always linear, and the best part of achieving your dreams is that it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes, you have to go down different paths to discover what it truly is you’re meant to do, and not all people are meant to just do one thing. Whatever your wish, hold onto it fast. Be a dreamer and work for your dream.

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