Oh the Places You’ll Go…

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If you have been keeping up with my blog, it’s easy to see that I keep busy each week with exams, stories and everyday life, but thinking about the future and all of those opportunities makes me a little nervous and it’s confusing all at once.

This morning, I felt very scared and concerned about the future and what it holds for me. As the day progressed, new opportunities arose for many things within the upcoming year and began to lose my fear. It’s funny how things seem to fall in place even in the hardest of times and I am so blessed for that.

The new opportunities include my upcoming internship with Missouri Soybean, a new radio production position I have with Harvest Public Media‘s Food, Fuel and Society discussion and I think I have decided to pursue my Master’s degree in journalism at MU. I also will get to go live on the Brownfield Radio Network and read the markets. Brownfield’s market listening area covers nine states. An opportunity like that makes me excited and happy to be in journalism-especially pursuing radio broadcast. Everyday I always want to learn more and I enjoy the things I can do.

I have also had great opportunities to travel and develop professionally, which makes me excited for what lies ahead career wise as well.

As for KBIA Radio, this week and next I will be finishing up three stories-two features and a day-turn. I hope they get done, because it’s going to be a busy and fast two weeks.

One feature will be on George Caleb Bingham’s 200th birthday celebration, put on by the Missouri State Historical Society and the second story will be about Chancellor Deaton from MU being placed into a new agriculture leadership role by President Obama. This will be a day-turn and a Q & A, which is basically an interview that is aired.

It’s hard to believe the semester has flown by so quickly. It has been the most difficult in my two years at the University and one that I will never forget. I continue learning new things as I experience more in journalism and that’s just how I like it.

Featured below is a slideshow of some of my semester stories and travels. I am proud of what I have accomplished and look forward to next year!

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Oh the places you’ll go…and some words of encouragement for those walking the path of life with the same concerns as me…

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go…

You’ll look up and down streets. Look’em over with care. About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.

Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.

Oh! The Places You’ll Go!

You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights…

You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)

Kid, you’ll move mountains!
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

-Dr. Seuss (Oh The Places You’ll Go)

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