|▲ Choi Young-eun (Junior, Mass Communication and Journalism)|
So, this is my final stage at The Dongguk Post. I am finally finished with my time as a student reporter. To use the word “finally” feels a bit weird though, because reporter life had not always been happy, but it was very meaningful and unforgettable.
As a reporter, I could not spend time with my family and friends as much as I wanted, but instead had to write articles over and over. At that time I thought of quitting this job several times, because I did not want to sacrifice the things I enjoyed, and people I liked. This was my perfect justification for a back down, but I decided to stay. I still cannot figure out the clear reason why I stayed, but I did. Maybe it was because Seo-yeon convinced me, or it was simply out of spite. Anyways, I made it.
Working at The Dongguk Post was certainly the best decision I have made so far in my university life. I had a hard time settling in, but after a certain amount of time, I realized one big thing; to be entitled and called as a reporter comes with a bigger responsibility.
Hardships I faced turned out to be turning points of myself, and during two years, meeting with people as a reporter was a valuable experience that only I could have had. I also want to thank my colleagues: Seo-yeon and Se-youn, the best people to work with. Without them, it would have been impossible for me to adapt into this new environment.
I am delightful to be writing this very last “article,” but it also feels bittersweet. Being released and going back to being a “normal” student is also worrisome, but I will get along.
Choi Young-eun firstname.lastname@example.org
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