When I Stood Out To Me Essay

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In my favorite book, Catcher in the Rye, there is the quote that has always stood out to me:
“I think that one of these days," he said, "you're going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you've got to start going there. But immediately. You can't afford to lose a minute. Not you.”
My entire life, I have always known exactly where I wanted to go, but it was not until I moved to Boston and began attending Emerson that I had the courage to start going there.
I would not show others my photography or my short films, for fear that they would reject them. I would not apply to jobs, thinking that someone else was probably better suited. When I did theatre, I would never audition for the lead roles in plays, thinking that I was only good enough to be a supporting …show more content…

I no longer wait around for opportunity. Instead, I seek it.
I am in my second month here at Emerson, and I am already involved in six organizations and have been hired for an on-campus job.
I also never planned on rushing sororities, thinking that none of them would want me anyway, I decided to rush when my friend asked me if I would. I ended up receiving a bid from every sorority that I rushed, and am now thankful to be considered a sister of Xi Gamma Nu.
When I was asked if I was interested in taking on the role of photo director for Emerson’s “Spoon University” chapter, my first reaction was to say no, because there was probably someone else more experienced available. I then realized that in order to get where I want to go, I needed to start saying yes.
Now that I have less than two years of college left, it is now more important than ever that I stop wasting time not doing what will make me successful, and go forth in pursuing my passions.
Attending Emerson Los Angeles and interning at a film studio would open up more opportunities for me than I could ever create or find on my

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