Opinion: The end of one journey is the beginning of another

By David Lewis
Ranger Reporter

Every journey has a beginning and an end. Along the way are many hardships, difficulties and every other synonym you can imagine. Those difficult times often serve as learning experiences – or battle scars, for the more masculine group of readers out there.

Fortunately, these journeys often consist of just as many, if not more, everlasting memories that one will carry with them for a lifetime.

My journey here at Amarillo College has ended. It’s a bittersweet feeling having to leave this place. It’s hard to let go of the things that we have grown to know.

The friends I have made here, the many professors and teachers I have had the opportunity to learn from and just the pride of being a Badger all are things I will remember.

I remember stepping onto this campus as a bright-eyed freshman with no real plans for the future. At the time, I didn’t even know what I wanted to study.

A couple of years have passed, and I’m happy with the steps that I have taken and for the ability to look back from where I came from. Needless to say, I owe my growth to Amarillo College.

Having the opportunity to study and attend AC was a great blessing in my life. It was here that I found my passion for journalism and also where I got my first opportunities to write.

I want to thank only those who loved my articles … just kidding. I want to thank everyone who took the time to read our paper, whether you loved it or not … but hopefully, you loved it.

Working with The Ranger has granted me the ability to learn about Amarillo College in a different way.

Through the paper, I was able to learn about my peers and just a little bit of what students at AC are all about.

My journey at AC has ended, but I’m proud to say that it ended well. I feel confident in my future, and I have AC to thank for that. I am proud to say that I got my start at AC.

I leave you with my mantra in the words of Dwight K. Schrute: “Before I do anything, I ask myself, ‘Would an idiot do that?’ and if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.” Hopefully, that will serve as inspiration to someone. Once again, thank you for everything, and Go Badgers.

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