Closed mouths don't get fed
Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 20:09
In my experiences I’ve used my words to get what I want out of life. Usually it’s because of a recommendation from someone I talk to or because I like to talk. Either way it usually comes back as a good thing for me because I’m not afraid to talk and ask for what I want or need.
I can give examples of this in every aspect of my life. For instance, when I was a freshman here at PUC I met this guy named Nathyn Gibson, who just like me enjoys talking. For you people that didn’t get to meet him before he graduated you truly missed an era. Anyway, he asked me would I like to work for the student newspaper on campus. Of course I took the job and after a year or so I became photo editor and I’ve been here ever since he asked me that.
When I was a sophomore I was talking to a nice lady named Glenda that worked for Chartwells, and she gave me some advice about a program that helps minority students get farther in their education. This led me to becoming a part of the McNair program on campus. Being a part of McNair introduced me to other talented and friendly scholars and administration that I can go so far as to call my friends and mentors. Also, all of you that know me know I have like eight jobs … ok only three jobs but it feels like eight. Ninety percent of the jobs I’ve held over the years I got because of a recommendation from someone else or because of my conversation with someone.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that if you see something you want, or want to do, go for it. hopefully with your moral compass in hand and legal limitations in mind. Life is a fleeting thing we all have, and I think that if just talking to people or asking questions you may be scared to hear the answer to could possibly help you get closer to what you want or want to achieve or even earn yourself some cool friends or references, you should try it.
There are many things in this world that can possibly stop me from getting where or what I want, I refuse to let me not saying something be the reason I can’t continue or have to take the long road to something that could’ve been avoided with a conversation.