Senior Goodbyes: What is after graduation

By Adam Sauceda
On April 18, 2014

  • Texas has fallen from the 45th to last ranked by percent of citizens age 25 and older with a high school diploma or GED. Pam Belcher

For nine years, I've pushed, fought, struggled and clawed my way to a four-year degree.

Having dropped out to help my family through the oil bust, working my savings up to pay for tuition and changing my major five times, here I stand on the edge of oblivion... Oh, I mean graduation.

Now, the obvious question stands: What to do next?

Beats me, in all honesty...

I never wanted to settle for just one thing, which is why I chose journalism as my major.

Every day is different enough to keep my attention, seeing as it lasts about as long as a rodent's.

One thing is certain: I want to travel. I fell in love with Africa on mission trips, and I hope my career takes me back and beyond.

I really want to be a combat journalist, but regardless, I hope my passion for photojournalism helps me give human faces to what would otherwise be a number in some terrible statistic.

I can't say I'm not scared. Then again, I sort of always have been in everything I've ever done-but it's never held me back.

I take the teachings of my instructors, the love and support of my family, and great memories of my friends when I leave this place.

No matter where I end up, I'm a better man because of my experiences at ASU.

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