One of the countless choices in my life
I am a college journalist.
As you see, I have two jobs. One is a student and the other is a journalist.
Since the period of exams and the time for collecting news have sometimes overlapped, I have had trouble balancing both. On each occasion, I have asked myself,
“What is more important between the two jobs?”
Most acquaintances advise that I had better study for my college, which would take a priority rather than the other. I had also been worried that I might walk alone on the other way, while most students are running on a track. The anxiety was appearing continuously, but I couldn’t find a correct answer to my question above.
As the time went by, I became the Editor-in-chief of the Tidings.
My eyes have still stayed on that other way, too.
However, I am no longer confused.
Turning around and looking back my track, I found that the footprints have been more and more clear on that way.
Then, I faced my question again.
I decided to spend more time working for the Hongik Tidings,
for twelve journalists and three designers and one photojournalist,
for the four thousand copies of the English magazine that we’re publishing,
for the thankful readers,
and for the chance which would never come back,
Even if it would be a long journey, I will walk diligently, leaving more clear footprints.
I am now convinced of my choice to be the Editor-in-chief of the HT.
I wish this letter could be a sentence on which we think together.
I dedicate it to the readers who may have a similar worry and for the journalists who will make the 300th issue.
“Whatever the others say concerning you,
Your choice is the best answer.”
Park Jiwon firstname.lastname@example.org
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