Why I Chose to Go Back to School

Communication is one of the oldest professions in the world. Before paper and quill there we communicated with pictures or hieroglyphics, and before that, through spoken word. Many cultures still communicate and pass down their history through word of mouth.

Clearly, to be able to communicate and connect is an important part of our nature. For that reason alone, I chose to peruse higher education to learn how to better serve my community and the voiceless.

Getting my master’s couldn’t have come at a better time. There are so much hatred, sadness, and confusion in America. People’s lives are at risk, and people at all levels, locals, organizations, businesses, and government are struggling to understand each other.

I planned on using my skills to create a platform for artists, but right now, I think that needs to be put on the backburner. There are more pressing matters that need to be dealt with.

As I finish the final semester for my master’s, I’m looking for another career. One that is more fulfilling and uses a platform to speak out about injustices and a call to action.

Much like what I mentioned in the “About Me,” page of this website, as much as possible I try to stay up to date on current events, especially those that deal with POCs and the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized groups.

The Future

Looking towards the future, things need to change, and people need to be open to such changes. More importantly, we should all be open to innovative ways in which communication barriers are broken down and as a whole we can rebuild and grow from our past mistakes. Martin Luther King Jr. once said:

 “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.”

With that being said, MLK’s words still hold true. We must struggle to invoke change, as it will never come easily.

Right now, we have fallen on hard times. The world is watching us struggle, but from this adversity we can one day flourish, and that all starts with better communication practices.

History books are already being written, and what occurs next will define us forever. What will they say? What will be taught for generations to come? Looking back one day, will we be proud of how we dealt with the events that unfolded in 2020, or would we wish that we would have been on the other side of history? These are important questions to take into consideration.

The time for change is now, and we must all learn how to better serve our communities and communicate with each other through this historical revolution. This is why I chose to go back to school; to spark a change and to rebuild the communities that are broken or voiceless.