“Everything that once was or is started with a dream. So dreamers never stop dreaming.”
The first post on the site is started with a quote because it is important to all readers to know that they should never give up and continue to push for success despite how hard it may get. I ask that you continue to dream and see where those dreams can take you.
My name is Jermaine Fields and I too am a dreamer. My story starts back in 2009 when I was first introduced to the Broadcast and Journalism fields at my high school, Detroit School of Performing Arts. After four years of studying radio and television and grasping a strong sense of journalism, reporting, entertainment, news, and media, in general, I felt that this field was one I was destined to pursue.
Entering college I tried to convince myself that entertainment news was a field that was too competitive and would not get me the money that I needed in order to have a successful career. At Henry Ford College, located in Dearborn, Michigan, I earned my Associate Degree in Business Administration because at the time I thought that would be best of me. After, what I would call, a waste of two years, I finally decided to continue with my passion and pursue a career in Journalism.
Research and dedication are all it took for me to realize that Central Michigan University was the school I wanted to attend. Central is one of the only few schools in Michigan with an accredited journalism program and also is a university well known for its journalism program. That was all the information needed for me to decide where to attend to pursue my degree.
After arriving at the university I knew I’d made the right decision. The atmosphere, the people, the diversity, and the culture is all and more than what I expected out of CMU. The professors in the Journalism department assured me with their actions and concerns that I had picked the right major and that no matter who may doubt me or what people may think or say, I can be successful in the broadcasting world.
I tell my story to say that no matter what people may tell you, no matter how discouraged you may become and no matter how many times you are told no always tell yourself yes. Yes, you can be successful in anything you may choose to be. Any preconceived notions that you may have about anything, throw them out the window because the only thing that will be holding you back is yourself.
I leave you with these words of encouragement and hope that you remember, “Everything that once was or is started with a dream.” So keep dreaming dreamers.