Friday, 5 April 2013

Goodbye #CreComm

For the last two years, my life has been dedicated to school. A little program called Creative Communications (aka CreComm).

Today was my last day of school... possibly ever in life.

I was expecting firing cannons and for confetti to flutter down from the ceiling. For Champagne to flow from the Atrium rafters at Red River College. And for me and my fellow classmates to have a good ol' cry in our homeroom, The Agency. 

But none of that has happened. And it probably won't.

I'm not saying I'm disappointed... I think I'm in disbelief. In disbelief that I will no long have to search for hours for the perfect font to use on my most recent assignment. No longer have to move words around on a screen over and over until header finds a gentle balance between itself and the subhead. No longer will I have access to my little cave, my edit suite in the basement of the college. I won't have to get up at 6 A.M. to make it to school for 8 A.M. after staying at the college til' 12:30 at night on a Sunday. 

I will no longer have to wonder "What's due next?", "When can my group get together?", and "Did I auto-fail that last assignment?". 

Maybe I'll have time to start cooking (and eating) and gain back that 18 lbs I lost in the past two years. 

But mostly, I'm kinda sad.

My Red River College experience has had it ups and downs but overall I am going to miss seeing familiar faces everyday. I'm going to miss knowing that I can call at least ten different people to vent about the most recent assignment, how much we have to do or my most recent grade.

I'm going to missing knowing someone is there for you at all times to let you know a due date, when the camera equipment room is open or that there is for sure at least two-to-eight friends at the Kingshead having a much deserved beer at pretty much any time of the day. 

Anyway, that's what I'm going to miss.

The end of college marks a very anticlimactic end to the school years portion of my life. And the fat lady didn't even sing. Perhaps I am getting a little emotional because it's the last day, and I tend to forget the bad and remember all the good. But from what I remember right now, it was great. And I wouldn't trade my college experience for the world.

You, CreComm Class of 2013, are awesome. And you are what made the last two years awesome.

Thank you. 

The best parts:
-Producing the best project I can think of, my podcast.
-Meeting great new friends, most of which I hope to be friends with for the rest of my life (you know who you are, I love you).
-Meeting my boyfriend (you also know who you are and I also love you).
-Discovering my love for advertising, radio, and live television.