Yeah, I’m talking about the big “C” here – but honestly, it has nothing to do with tumors and cysts on your body.
Apparently, it is something alike cancer that some people are terrified to have, because to some extent, people nowadays seem to be lacking of it, or fearing it, or worse terrified about it. And for men who plays a lot of girls one after the other, it’s something that will surely bring cold jitters on their skin – COMMITMENT.
No, this blog is not about relationships and heartaches, actually it has nothing to do with it seriously, but just plain commitment period.
Just when school is about to start, it has already been postponed, but our duties and responsibility inside the campus paper is nothing close from postponing. Apparently, everything to be done was already planned two months ago, and the only problem is implementing it.
Since my seniors and their seniors have already graduated and left the university, including PM, Kuya Rem, and Ekoy, the core group was comprised of only nine members left, and sadly, only four of us are showing everytime a meeting was called. I wonder why, but maybe it has something to do with commitment.
During PM’s reign as EIC of the school paper, I was only in my first year of college then, and this issue was of primary concern. It’s just that, most of the people around are just too preoccupied with other things happening in their lives, or taking the organization less seriously placing it below the priority list. Unfortunately, I felt the same then, all because I was still searching for my own place inside the organization. But what we have now is different, everybody knows everybody already, we have been together and worked together before, but they seem not to get the point.
Being in the campus press is hard, honestly I can’t even tell you how difficult it is and wouldn’t make you believe unless you felt the stress, the pressure and the likes inside the organization itself. Alas, the respondents’ view and opinions on what we write is also an ache if they would take it positively or negatively which we in return would of course defend and stand on what we have published.
I am a little worried on what’s going to happen especially now that we are just starting the semester and already facing such. But I believe that we will make it through. I’m feeling that, from the loss of our senior mentors, my brothers and sisters inside the publication were rattled. But I know that the time will come that they will learn to stand on their own and depend on their own skills and abilities so their confusion on commitment will be resolved. I know that this year will be tough, for most of us are newbies in our own sections and positions handled, but just as what have been thought to us, when things go tough, you just have to be tougher.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light!