It’s been over a year since I began my accelerated business program at VCC** and an entire 6 months + one week since I finished my practicum. Tomorrow afternoon I will be in a room packed full of other past student + their families and friends + The best prof ever(Bob) + My best friend in the entire world who I am so blessed to have with me. I’ve had to take some extra time off work this week in order to attend but the dip in my pay check will be worth it. I’m truly not sure if I will ever go back to school again so this might be my only college graduation and after sitting on that information for a few days I realized how important it would be not to miss this. Graduation days are something special. There is a feeling of ending and yet this massive overwhelming knowledge that it is only the beginning and it all can start right now. Yes, I have been out of the classroom for over 7 months and yes I have been working full time the last 7 weeks. BUT knowing that tomorrow I will be in that silly cap and gown and knowing that I’m going to be surrounded by others just like me and yet completely different than me. I just know there is going to be this feeling in the air. This understanding that I completed this, I finished it! I scraped through 8 months of classes 5 days a week…I had a *final* exam every 1-3 weeks. I worked many weeks 5 nights a week. I enjoyed myself and saw things in the city I had lived in for 3 years previous that I had never found the time for. I started something huge and I completed it, I really did. I am damn proud of that accomplishment. It gave me skills that I have used in my current job, it gave me the most amazing person ever. My best friend Amanda. That whole school thing gave me her! I am so unbelievably blessed for that chance.
So, yes, I am in the middle. I am working full time at a hotel…I am striving to better myself daily. I am making a point to smile and learn and work on my photography. To work on my relationships with others and myself. I am right in the thick of it but yet I am also at the beginning. At *a* beginning – another one. I’ve had countless over the course of my life but I just keep adding them on. I will be walking across the stage and as I do that I will know. – This is only the beginning – of a million things – of anything I dream – of all the dreams I turn into goals – of all the goals I write down – of all the the written notes that I tick off daily as I complete them – of me everyday working on me and my dreams – of everything I want for myself and for the ones I love and the ones I don’t even know. I love beginnings and I cannot wait to get started.
<3 Natasha <3
**Vancouver Career College – Not Community