It was an extremely lovely and warm day in March 2008. The CBNU campus was filled with the desire and laughter of freshmen to enjoy their new campus lives. It made the campus pretty lively. But a girl of 20 years was there with an awkward atmosphere. She just thought, “I have to do something, something huge,” without any plan.
Yes. I was unstable, uneasy and without a clue about my new life. Because my hometown was not Jeonju, I first came to Jeonju kind of as a “study abroad”. I didn’t know about this place that would become my new nest. Everything was unfamiliar to me: friends, school, people, and even geography. Besides, I really didn’t know what to do.
Then, one day, I saw a pamphlet to find new cub reporters for The Chonbuk Herald (we changed the title of our English magazine, The Chonbuk Herald, to The CBNU Globe last year) and scarcely had I read the details on the pamphlet when my heart began to pound. I felt a ‘Zsa Zsa Zsu’ feeling. (This expression comes from Carrie’s lines in the drama, “Sex and the city”. She said ‘Zsa Zsa Zsu’ is something special that gives you butterflies in the stomach.) My heart was all aflutter in anticipation of my new plan.
Luckily, I got an acceptance letter from The Chonbuk Herald and became a cub reporter. There were times of hard work in my reporter life which were not like those of other students: attending morning and afternoon assembly, searching for items, planning reports, covering cases, doing English composition, and so on. In the early months, however, everything was fresh and interesting. As time passed by, my passion for my work cooled off and I felt lost after my friends who had joined at the same time as me quit being reporters.
Finally, I was left alone without any company and became editor in chief. When I became a leader, I couldn’t see the end. It felt like I was standing alone in a heavy fog. I hoped that fog would clear and reveal a sun shining. It was difficult to lead a group with responsibility and to prioritize among my tasks.
But when I thought of my past two and half years, I could learn a lot through relationships among people. Also, I could appreciate that I had my nest and rest area for three years and could have a precious experience and memory.
I would like to give special thanks to everybody who encouraged me. Without your prayers and encouragement to me at that time, I might have given up everything and been disheartened.
Now I’m going to find my new ‘Zsa Zsa Zsu’. Honestly, I am concerned a little about leaving my nest. However, whatever I challenge, I believe the experience from The CBNU Globe can be helpful. Thank you, The CBNU Globe. Thank you, my beautiful, glorious three years’ memories.