Friday, December 13, 2013

A Revelation

I think I have realized what I'm supposed to do with my life. That probably sounds kind of crazy right off the bar, but I'm serious.

This whole semester I knew I wanted to be a journalist, and that's what I've been studying. But I've noticed that almost all of my classes this year have talked about poverty and the importance of helping others. And yesterday, on my last day of classes, it occurred to me that that is what I need to do as a journalist. I need to use my writing to change the world and make it a better place.

That's a pretty big goal, I know. And I know I'm not going to change the world by myself. But there are issues and stories out there that are being overlooked, many that simply no one knows about yet, that I can bring to light. And once that story gets known, people will reach out.

I also want to start a non-profit organization. I don't know what for yet, because there are many issues that I feel strongly about, but I feel like that is something I really want and need to do. 

So five years from now when you hear a story about a starving family in Africa, written by someone named Anne, read it. And share it. 

Because its going to take all of us to change the world.