I know you're probably thinking, "what can you do with that degree?" Contrary to popular belief (and the different assumptions of many friends and peers I have talked to), a degree in Agricultural Communications, and Career & Technical Leadership Education does not necessarily mean I will be talking to farmers. The field of opportunity for communications & leadership development is large, and overlaps into several different areas and vocations. What do I plan to do with my degrees? Make a difference.
Amongst all of the things I’ve learned during the past 6 1/2 years at UK, one thing stand out the most – life is short, so it’s important that you make the most of it while you can, doing what you love to do. We never know what might happen tomorrow, or if tomorrow will even come. Why waste your precious moments in life doing mundane tasks and jobs that you don’t even enjoy?
Steve Jobs said it best in a commencement address at Stanford University in 2005.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address
Here’s an example of a little boy, who, while presented with many obstacles in life already, at the age of 9, is making the best of his situation. Robby Novak, known online as “Kid President,” has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a brittle bone condition that limits his physical activity and has resulted in him having over 70 breaks since birth and multiple surgeries. (Read more about Robby's Story). Watch this video of his pep talk to America – and I’ll guarantee you’ll be inspired.