Let me begin this post by addressing the elephant in the room: Yes, I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written on this site, and yes that last post was made almost a year ago. I’ve been experiencing… a lot to say the least. I acquired a job with student media on the Georgia State campus running concerts and that has been nothing but a blast. However, a time-consuming blast it is also.
Recently, I and other student media employees received some eerie news regarding affairs that are going on behind the scenes. The result is potential revisions in pre-established positions, such as a cut back on the amount of time the position is served and cuts to the capacity in which some of these jobs operate. There’s only one emotion that was expressed after reading this news: fear. I expressed fear of losing this job that I cherish so much. I expressed fear of losing this creative outlet and the opportunities that come with it.
The only explanation I could provide myself with as to why these modifications are being put in place is change. I was scared of the changes that are being made to the student media organizations. I’m slowly working my way to overcoming this fear and accepting what’s coming to me. I remind myself that change is a good thing. Change allows for a fresh start and allows for the refinement of the attributes that make us the people that we are. The only way to travel from here is up, no going back.
From this moment on, I will embrace these changes with a positive mindset. Listen, or read in this case, when I tell you all that if we don’t start embracing change now, the future will not be so kind to any of us.