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The Shawnee News-Star
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By Kory Oswald
Kory Oswald is a reporter for the Shawnee News-Star. This blog is an extension of his weekly column that appears in the Tuesday paper. The blog posts are strictly from Kory's head and do not, in any way, represent the views or opinions of the ...
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Better Red Than Dead
Kory Oswald is a reporter for the Shawnee News-Star. This blog is an extension of his weekly column that appears in the Tuesday paper. The blog posts are strictly from Kory's head and do not, in any way, represent the views or opinions of the Shawnee News-Star. With that said, the posts are fairly logical musings with valid points, humorous anecdotes, and information you may not generally seek out on your own.
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By Kory Oswald
Jan. 18, 2013 10:53 a.m.



I've heard that people who never fail have never tried anything new. I’ve failed a few times, but not as often as I thought I would. I attribute it to the people that support and surround me more than I do any personal talent.

I’ve accomplished almost every goal I’ve ever set for myself, thanks to my family. My goals were not small ones either. These days they are less idealistic than they were in my youth, but I still set some sort of goal on a daily basis. And I consider it a sign of adulthood that I regularly trade idealism for realism.

Below the surface of my desire to be a rock star, I always wanted to be a reporter. A newspaper reporter, specifically. I have accomplished that, and I’ve made friends and have received recognition
for hard work in the process.

Now, I’m trading that goal for the next one and expanding my job experience
while opening myself up for new experiences and opportunities, as well as a lot more responsibility.

I have accepted a job as the publisher of the Newcastle Pacer. I’ve had a lot of fun and met many great people during my year and a half in Shawnee.

I appreciate and enjoy all of the comments and letters I’ve received from everyone.  I will still write this blog, and it will be awesome.

I would like to thank my co-workers and bosses, as well as everyone I have met and interviewed along the way.  I did the best I could in the short time I’ve been here and appreciate all I’ve learned.

I’ve failed at math, two-stepping, farming and paying bills, and I could fail at this next venture. If I don’t, I will owe a debt of gratitude to the people I’ve met in Shawnee.

Thanks.

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