Oct 08, 2009
”The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. – Robert H. Schuller
These past few weeks I came to the realization that I was seriously slacking and not putting 110% of the effort into my work. Now that a few things happened, I know there is no time for that anymore.
Something I have always been proud of is that when I say I am going to do something, I do it. When someone says I can’t do something, I prove them wrong. Call me egotistical, say I have too much pride, but I entitle it as ambitious.
NOW Here I am telling all my readers what I am going to do: This will keep me accountable and remind me of what I need to do.
One. It’s pretty impossible to plan to graduate in three years as opposed to four when I’m in my second year, but I will do whatever it takes to make it happen. I want to graduate early because the field I am pursuing is very competitive and no matter what, I am going to have to start somewhere small. If I graduate when I am 20, I am hoping to get a real good job by 22. I may have to push it to just a semester early, but, I don’t care if I have to take summer and winter classes or take overloads – either way my goal is to graduate early.
I intend to go about this by commuting possibly next year, taking 15 credits at Columbia and then 6-9 at CLC (Gen-Eds) because they transfer over. Also, I am looking into the Semester in LA Program Spring 2011 where it’s five weeks of intense classes and 75% of students who take it seriously get a job right out of college in their field – that being journalism (broadcasting).
Two. I have been looking up graduate programs way before I even knew where I wanted to go for undergraduate. My goal is to go to grad school.
Three. My website/blog is my baby. This is the foundation I am using to network and get my name out there. It probably gets annoying when the same people are getting “so and so suggest Jen DeLeon’s Blog. Would you like to become a fan?” eight times in a month because I PUSH only because I believe in networking and how you need it to become successful. My website/blog is very time-consuming, but so important to me. My goal is to have thousands among thousands of fans on my facebook page.
Four. As I said, my website/blog = my baby. Now aside from getting the thousands, I would like to have some sort of marketing piece where I have celebrities and athletes marketing my website. Whether that be video footage or pictures. My goal is to have celebrities and athletes branding my site.
Five. Sports or Entertainment Reporter/Anchor or my own show. Yes, people have said I have very little chance in making it, but I shut that out – goes in one ear out the other. I apologize for not being the typical Filipino where my parents force me to go into the medical field. One, my parents are not like that and I am so grateful that they are spending basically $120,000 for my education at Columbia in a field that I may have no chance in. The most important thing though is that I believe not only in myself, but also God.
Alright, so now I know exactly what I want to do and I hope this encourages you guys to think about your next stop. Like I said, When I say I’m going to do something… I do it. Give me a couple years and I will be blogging about how I wrote this a couple years ago and how I am living it.