By Ruth Kehinde– Digital Editor
Growing up, my mom would always tell me, “be comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Throughout my developmental years, I never truly knew what she meant until I came to Lasell.
Being from Brooklyn, N.Y., I traveled more than 200 miles to start my college career. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into but as a high school senior at the time, my only goal was to explore. I didn’t know that my drive to seek would land me in Newton adapting in a new environment that was nothing like the city life. Being an outcast in a new state pushed me to know what my mom meant without realizing it. My comfortability is in my passion for writing but before Lasell, the only place my passion would ever present itself was within an endless amount of journals.
Throughout my undergraduate years, the more I wrote the more my passion enhanced. The 1851 Chronicle helped my passion find another place to be sheltered. I was able to branch out in a way I never knew was possible to not only enhance my writing skills but to share this passion with other individuals in this club. My writing transformed into a place where only my eyes can see to a place that was shared by other talented writers. The words that were once stored in my head were now comforted in an outlet that created drafts upon drafts that eventually created different worlds for readers to jump in.
As a writer for a student-run newspaper, there’s going to be stories that you take and have no idea how to get started, but eventually you will get them done but in your own way. Sometimes, initiation may seem like the hardest thing to do but what matters is your journey. Although I had no idea how my college career was going to go, The Chronicle is one of the outlets on campus where I was able to witness the architect of my own amplification.
It’s scary to think about change but that’s the thing, it can turn out so much better than you thought it would. The only thing that matters is what you make of it.
Although N.Y. is known as the city that never sleeps, I’ve learned that it’s best not to sleep on yourself. You’d be surprised at what you can truly accomplish.