Don’t be afraid to take a chance, and live life to the fullest
Have you ever had a thought trickle through your mind such as, “I wish I did that,” or, “I could have done that,” or even worse, “I regret not doing that.”
These are thoughts that we try to limit as much as we can. Instead, we should be saying, “I am so glad I did that,” or, “This changed my life,” or even, “Best decision I have ever made.”
Life is about taking chances, and going out of your comfort zone. College is the time in your life to take chances, and do things you never thought you would do. I am not referring to drinking or trying to black out in the first week of school; I mean trying new things that will enhance your life for the better.
The old saying, “You’ll never know unless you try it,” applies. You never know if you can do something unless you put yourself out there. The worst thing someone can tell you is no, but you will never know the answer unless you try first.
The minute I stepped on campus for Summer Orientation going into my freshman year, I knew I wanted to be an orientation leader. I loved the orientation leaders' energy and enthusiasm about Niagara, and I wanted to be one of those people. I was nervous last summer when I applied, and wasn’t sure if I would get the position. I was so happy to have been given the opportunity to be a Summer Orientation leader. It was something I always wanted to, and I feel blessed that Niagara University gave me the opportunity.
Before I leave Niagara, I wanted to know that I was involved and made the most out of my college experience. I wanted to join at least one club. I always thought the radio station was really cool, and I wanted to do my own radio show. Last semester, I started a radio show with my roommate called “Roommate Rejects.” It is a lot of fun, and I am so glad I decided to join the club and do a show.
I have always been an outgoing person, and someone who wants to get the most of out of life. I never thought I would have my own radio show, or even be an orientation leader when I committed to Niagara. Those are two choices I do not regret.
Do not be afraid to take a chance in college, or even in life. One decision may change your life, but you will never know if you do not try. Niagara has many opportunities to get involved. Take a chance, and keep living life to the fullest.