So here I am, a week away from becoming a senior in college. I have never thought I would come to a point when I would wish a week would go by as slow as possible. As some of you may have noticed, I truly found a rhythm with blogging when I realized I should just talk about the one thing I know most about.
When I came into the semester I felt as if golf was the only topic I turned to when having the flexibility to choose what to write about. My college application essay was about golf, most reflections I have had to write in college have been about golf, and the last thing I wanted was to write about golf for my blog posts. In the middle of the semester when I stopped trying so hard to find a topic to candidly write about, there I was turning to golf once again. But this time, I realized that I should be writing about a well-known topic and it helped knowing so much.
With that being said, I also realized that there was so much I did not know about golf. After extensive research on the business/technology side of the sport, I feel as if my knowledge about the sport expanded in ways I never thought it would. Technology, as mentioned during class, is interrupting the world in ways no one thought it ever would. At the same time, it is also bringing people together kind of ridiculous ways that make it great. Strangers trusting strangers. My mom’s wise words of “never get into a car with a stranger” has turned into “please track your location with someone when you’re in an Uber.” (Props to my mom for knowing and understanding what Uber is!)
The engagement this class had made me so much more aware of what was happening in the world. My daily morning routine would consist of grabbing the New York Times in Hillside Cafe. Like the grandma I am, I would flip straight to the Arts section of the newspaper and grab the crossword of the day. After a week or so into this course, I found myself actually reading the other sections in the newspaper to find something I could talk about during class or tweet out. Especially when Facebook started to make way into the news, I would constantly check for updates.
Looking back at my initial blog post I realized a few things:
1.) I really sucked at blogging back then. I would throw in a gif here and there to try to make it look like a blog.
2.) I said, this is not an ordinary class since this is not an ordinary topic. Professor Kane opened this course stating that this would not be like any class that we would ever take at BC. He met my expectations. What other class would debate whether or not Snapchat’s update will kill their business? Or discuss Kanye West’s Twitter evolution?
3.) Social media is a beautiful thing.
4.) Society has evolved and changed along with technology. This world will forever be keeping up with new updates and new innovations. This class will forever be engrained in my mind and with that said, I will (hopefully) always be up-to-date on digital business.
Lastly, thank you all for making this class an experience, not just a learning environment. I hope all of us will take a part of this class to where ever we end up in the professional real world.
HAGS! <– If you know, then you know.