I call these the infamous four. Whether we’re guilty ourselves of making these statements or it comes from the mouths of students around us- it’s nothing we haven’t heard before.
Normally, it’s my style to explain what I have to say through lengthy, yet well-thought-out paragraphs that combine elements of both creative and expressive writing. Today, however, I’ll let the video do not just do the talking, but also the showing. I’d rather show you exactly why you’ll never hear any of the infamous four come out of my mouth. If I start writing about all of the great things We Are IU has done for the writers and the readers, I wouldn't stop. So please, sit back, and enjoy the video!
What I’m about to tell you is honest and incredible: we are IU is the reason I know what I want to do with my life. A website became that special to me and has provided me with such security in my understanding of who I am, what I want, and not to mention- what I’m good at. There are unhappy, underemployed, and even unemployed graduates. I am confident I won’t fit any of those categories.
I want to say a special thank you to Mr. Jay Steele for mentoring, teaching, supporting, valuing, and believing in us students as bloggers. Especially valuing us and our stories. Not only do you care about our stories and development as writers, but you genuinely care about us as people and that doesn’t go unnoticed. Our rapid success, especially that according to Compendium, can surely be attributed to your persisting effort and patience. I am confident that I can speak for everyone when I say we really appreciate all of your hard work and the entire We Are IU staff’s hard work as well. I’d also like to congratulate the bloggers and staff for successfully promoting ourselves and our stories completely independently. We are making stories and differences that can’t be ignored. It’s so rewarding when other kids thank us for sharing our advice and experiences. I am proud to be a part of such a special organization, the first of its kind. When I get an email from the grandmother of a senior in high school somewhere in Colorado saying she loved my blog and shared it to encourage her granddaughter to go to Indiana University- I KNOW I’m not “just another number on this campus.”
Keep on keepin' on!