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HELLO, I'M CHARLES HAYLOCK|WELCOME TO MY PERSONAL BLOG|I'M ALWAYS IN PURSUIT OF NEW CREATIVE ENDEAVORS|I'M A MULTILINGUAL, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, AND CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL

Small Reflection: A Trip Down (Early) Academic Memory Lane



While looking for some files, I stumbled upon two old papers I saved for a reason. One is my first college-level humanities/social science paper, the other is my first paper for a history college class - they are also meaningful in regards to the fact that I was, at the time, a relatively recent immigrant to the United States. Looking at the content and reminiscing about the passion I put into writing them, I know realize, just how grateful I am to be studying the subjects I now study. I am proud of the fact that I listened to myself despite the misinformed external pressure I had pushing me to study other subjects - given their perceived utilitarian value. History matters. Language and Cultural Studies matter. The Arts & Humanities matter. Paraphrasing multiple authors and sayings: Do what you love and are passionate about. The money will eventually come, and you will make the world a better place - as well as yourself.

Quick Acknowledgments:

Thank you to Professor Janet Watson for being an amazing first history professor. Prof. Watson made a 200 student lecture - normally a dreadful part of anyone's freshman year - into an enjoyable and enlightening experience.

Thank you to Heather A. Parker for her continued support and encouragement as my history undergraduate advisor. She opened my eyes to my own potential. 

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