Find Your Passion - 06/11/14

  The class of 2014 just graduated.  Many are headed to college to prepare for a career.  I remember being that age and trying to figure out what I wanted to do so I didn't waste my time or money in college training for a field I may never even work in.
  I was lucky in that I was already working in small market radio in high school and had discovered journalism and believed that would be a great way to combine two things I liked to do, broadcasting and writing.  That was my passion.  It was how I paid my way through college.  I still love what I do and feel blessed to work in broadcasting. 
  A few decades down the road, what I'm hoping for my own daughter who's headed to college is that she feels like she has the room to explore her interests.  She has a major and thinks she knows what she wants to do.  That's great, but I've already told her if you get in there and discover "I hate this," it's okay.  We'll regroup, set a new course and start moving in that direction.
  It's difficult to fathom what you're going to do for the rest of your life at the ripe old age of 18.  There's so many potential careers you've never even considered.  My advice, use your time in college to learn as much as you can about as many things as you can.  Find something that excites you, something you can't wait to learn more about.  Then figure out how you can make a living doing that.  Finding your passion will result in a satisfying career no matter what the financial rewards are.  There's an old saying, I believe is true, if you work at something you love, you never work a day in your life. 

 

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Lots of folks associate Jamaica with pot. But the illegal weed is still illegal in the Caribbean nation. Now, things are changing a bit. The first legal marijuana seedling was planted in Jamaica yesterday. The symbolic planting on the University of the West Indies campus comes several days after drug reforms took effect. The legal changes decriminalize possession of small amounts and makes possible medical marijuana research.

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