Why I chose Communication
Being a mother of three children should be motivation enough to study communication.
However, for me personally, I found that while teenagers and soon to be teenagers all
communicate in different ways being able to listen and understand what each one is taking about
and give the correct reply is important to me.
My motivation for studying communication is not just being able to talk to my own children.
It is to prove not only to myself, but to those that felt I was not cutout to be a communicator.
What do I mean? After, graduating high school I wanted to pursue a lifelong dream of being a
radio broadcaster. I enrolled in a local school that taught both television and radio broadcasting
only to have my dreams crushed when I was told I would never make it as a radio personality. I
have found that this rejection was at first a slap in the face, now I see it as a motivation to get a
Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Studies, to prove them wrong.
Being able to understand the benefits of communication not only allows me to handle any
conflicts that happen with my family, friends and future co-workers. It also, allows me to gain a
better understanding of emotions and feelings that are being expressed verbally and nonverbally.
Most of all just how much personal information I should give out to new people or even those
that I think are my close friends and family members.
My personal definition of communication really is not one specific definition, but a
combination of definitions. I found that after completing a few communication courses that
definition one and four through nine fit me. Why these definitions? Each is a part of my
personal life which allows me to gain an understanding what is being communicated.