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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WEIRD WEATHER

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- With much of the nation digging out from snowstorms -- you might figure Anchorage, Alaska, must be buried. But folks in Alaska's biggest city are asking where's the snow? As a large swath of the Lower 48 shivers, Anchorage is unseasonably warm. The little snow that has fallen has already melted. Not so in western New York, where Buffalo is being buried. There's so much snow on the ground, the NFL has decided to move the Bills' home game against the Jets. The game had been scheduled for Sunday in the Buffalo area, but will be played Monday night in Detroit. The Lions are at New England Sunday.

UNCLAIMED LOTTERY PRIZE

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A lucky $1 million Powerball winner could soon turn very unlucky. Virginia Lottery officials say the clock is ticking on a winning ticket sold for the June 21 drawing. The ticket hasn't been turned in yet. It will expire at the close of business on Dec. 18 if the jackpot isn't claimed. Virginia Lottery officials note winning tickets are only good for 180 days after the drawing.

CENTENARIAN-FIRST OCEAN VISIT

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) -- Ruby Holt has seen a lot in her more than 100 years. But one thing she never saw was the ocean -- at least not until this month. Holt got a chance to go to the beach, visiting the Gulf coast in Alabama. The trip was made possible by Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, where Holt lives in Columbia, Tennessee, and the Wish of a Lifetime organization. Holt says she had always heard about how wonderful the ocean is and wanted to see for herself. She got a chance to walk across the white sand with a little help and dip her feet into the cool Gulf waters. Holt turns 101 Dec. 13.

GIANT NUTCRACKER

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- It's nuts! A giant nutcracker will be the centerpiece of the annual holiday festival near Roseburg, Ore. Toby Johnson created the monster cracker using a chain saw. It will stand more than 40 feet tall and the nut-crushing power comes from a motor. Cranes are being used to assemble the nutcracker at the site of the festival, which opens Sunday. Sponsors tell The News-Review they're sending documentation to the Guinness people to earn a world's record for the biggest nutcracker.

 
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