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    • Rob Upchurch or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Change of Major

      3 years ago

      relu94

      "Do you ever wonder why we're here?"

      That's the first line of our beloved Red vs Blue. It's also a question man has been asking since the beginning of time. As a 21 year old college student, it's a question I ask myself every day. One has to wonder what their purpose is, and if what they're doing is the right thing. I'm happy to say that I think I may be on the right track.

      A little backstory: I grew up thinking I'd go into finance. It was just what was expected of me, and I had myself convinced it's what I wanted to do. Then I got accepted to my dream school, Texas A&M, and the business school was full. "You know what? Geology seems interesting, I love science and I think it's something I can get behind. Plus, not a lot of math and physics, right?" Well, I was wrong about the math and physics part. But majoring in geology was a first step in my development as a person. It caused me to see the power of thinking and wanting things for myself. Unfortunately, many factors that I could never explain in a simple journal led to me no longer being a geology student. In fact, I wasn't a student at A&M anymore. I didn't know what to do with myself. Then I had a realization.

      That realization was that I love media, and Rooster Teeth was a driving force that helped me realize this passion goes further than just liking TV shows and video games. I truly appreciate media as art, and crave to know more about it's creation. So, I worked my ass off to get back to A&M. I enrolled as an Ag Comm & Journalism student, wanting to focus in PR and Broadcast Media. I know the "Ag" portion of it may sound weird, but the AGCJ program has a lot more of a hands-on aspect to it, which I appreciate more than the traditional comm route. Signing up for these classes, I was terrified. "What if I don't do well? What if it's not for me?"

      Well, it's the end of my first semester back now. I just completed a group project where we researched a market and developed a mock radio station for it. I've spent the semester working at the brand new radio station on campus (not a student organization, but a full-blown commercial radio station) and have been named Director of Multimedia, which is a fancy way of saying I'll be in charge of content development and social media. And I realize: Yes, I can do this. One day, I'll be making a career out of something I strive to learn more about every single day. One day, I'll be making a career out of something I truly am interested in. My dream would be to work for RT, but I can't let that be my only goal. If it was, I'd be no better than a 14 year old asking on youtube if he can take Ray's spot because he really likes playing video games. I may never achieve my real dream of working at a place like Rooster Teeth, and that's ok. You have to make your own happiness and allow yourself to move on. While touring a media group for a field trip, I realized that I can have happiness working in this industry for many companies, not just one specific one.

      Of course there's things I wish I can change. Life isn't perfect, and it's not all academics and careers. But I know now that I'm on the right path for me. I'm doing better. Things look a little brighter, smiles come a little easier. I've done a lot of self reflection lately and music has helped me more than anything with that. I want to leave everyone (if you've stuck it out this long) with a line from a song that really hit me the first time I heard it:

      "But today in the warm light of the sunset, I don't see it. I just see the sunset. I smile back and shake my head. I have absolutely no idea. I am afraid."

      At first it seems sad. Why would I praise a song talking about being afraid? Because of the portion before: "I just see the sunset. I smile back and shake my head."

      It's ok to have absolutely no idea. It's ok to be afraid. Life is what you make of it, so work hard and do what you need to do. Roll with the punches and keep your chin up.

      "In the end, they just have to have faith. Ain't that a bitch."

    • How Facebook is Stealing Billions of Views

      3 years ago

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      As a student of media who supports companies such as RT, I found this video very interesting and insightful. Support your content creators!



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