When asked, “why journalism?,” by my friends or my family, I always give the exact same answer.
It is my belief that some of the most important decisions we make can be anchored in voices from the past. I picked my major, my career goals and based most of my personal mantra off of Jack London’s credo. In my mind’s eye, it is only fitting that journalism is how “I shall use my time.”
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out
in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
– Jack London’s Credo
I am a junior at the University of Florida currently studying Journalism. Twenty-years-old and lively, I focus on staying up to date on current events and writing whenever the opportunity presents itself- so, constantly.
I’m passionate about chai tea, reading, anything and everything involving big cats, writing, organized volleyball and every piece of literature written by Jack London.
I am currently pursuing a career in freelance journalism. My resume and contact information are available under the qualifications tab and contact tab, respectively.