My cool beans news of the month is that I’m blogging for Yahoo! Canada‘s new site, “OMG! from Yahoo! Canada.” So if you want to read new content by me everyday, this link will direct you to my posts.
I visited New York City this month and snapped photos with my point-and-shoot (and cellphone). They’re not the best quality, but I always enjoy creeping vacation pictures and thought you might too. So, I’ve turned into one of “those people” and made a slideshow to share some of my photographs. I promise, it won’t require you to sit politely on a couch for three hours while I describe every side street and restaurant!
Photo cred: Angie, Gary, Jesilou and my parents.
On Monday, June 13, I became a graduate. After four years of study at Ryerson University, I received my degree in journalism and couldn’t have been prouder of my accomplishment. It has been a challenging, demanding and – at times – intimidating experience, but worth every second.
From overcoming the initial fear of first-year “streeters” and second-year television, to completing two amazing internships and writing for the Ryersonian – as well as doing some fun Ryersonian TV pieces – I learned a lot. My journalism classes pushed me mentally, forcing me to build confidence and persevere when stories weren’t coming together as planned, and for that, I am extremely grateful. Thanks to Ryerson, I no longer think I can complete an assignment- I know I can do it.
But the best part of my experience at Ryerson University is the amazing friends I’ve made. They are all funny, kind, intelligent people that have given me a sense of belonging that I had never felt before.
My roomates were motivators when I felt frustrated, they were TV buddies when I needed a homework break and they always left their doors open when I needed someone to talk to. We laughed until it hurt, ate until we felt disgusting and watched enough bizarre web series to last a lifetime.
My classmates, who experienced the challenges of this program with me, were the reason I always had a smile on my face at school. We complained together, laughed together, were (equally) stressed together and dreamed of graduating together- all since day one. Over the past four years I’ve found an amazing circle of friends that are the most thoughtful, silly and ambitious people. I know they will find success in whatever they pursue and can’t wait to watch their careers unfold.
Now that I have completed my undergraduate education, I’m excited to enter the work world. I want a career that is fast-paced, challenging and creative- and I think I can achieve it. While it may take a few months before I find employment, I am confident that I will work some place great because I have Ryerson – the top journalism school in Canada – on my resume.