It’s been a while since I’ve written! Totally was not my intention to abandon this blog for as long as I have. I’ve been moving in and out of phase the past few weeks, from ending my involvement with certain projects to preparing for the next stage in my life (this is sounding so inspirational and profound), from getting ready to move ALL the way to Oakville (so, so far, right?!) to mentally prepping for school, as I’ve been out of school for two years, and knowing from my friend Leah how intense my program is and being advised by my friend Christina about how different postgrad is. It was also a time to catch up with fam, say goodbye to friends who are moving on to do great things, like my friend Carly, who’s making the move to Winnipeg and Kristin, who has continued to keep up the I Heart Hamilton Tour and revamped the blog which can now be found here: http://ihearthamilton.ca. For older entries, check out the Tumblr blog.
Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit disheartened about people and with things; it’s just something that’s there, in the back of my mind and it makes me sad in some ways because I’m a pretty independent person, but I wish I could depend on people more for certain things. But I’m so grateful for the amazing people in my life and know that things could be worse. You’d think I’d be more conscious of that, considering my volunteering overseas and the different experiences I’ve been through, but it’s something I think we all keep ourselves in check for. It’s easy to feel like it’s the end of the world and that we’re having the worst day EVER, lbut honestly, things could be so much worse. We tend to take a lot of things for granted and we seriously shouldn’t.
I’ll be writing a proper entry soon about Oakville, my program at Sheridan and my quest to become a PR maven. What I will say is that I’m feeling really good about things. So happy with my house and room, great location. Oakville is lovely, I’ve ventured down to Lakeshore Rd for lunch and hung out by the lakeshore. It’ll be so pretty there in the fall with the leaves changing colour. This will actually be the first time in two years that I’ll be around for fall, so I can’t wait for then. And did I mention that I’ve got a job?? Well not only am I a PR maven in training, I’m also a barista-in-training! Three weeks in and I’m doing pretty well! Made it onto the till, taking orders and got my first few tips last week (woooo). Soon enough, I’ll be whipping up cappucinos and lattes 😉
School-wise, I’m LOVING my Corporate Communications program. More and more, I am so glad I chose the field of Public Relations and this program. There are so many opportunities in PR and I feel confident that I’ll be using everything I’m learning this year. One of the things I can’t wait for is the placement, where I’ll get a taste of what it’s like working in the world of PR. My hope is to get into the non-for-profit sector/possibly NGOs, but I’m open for anything. One of our profs mentioned how the non-for-profit is an awesome field to start out in, so I have a feeling that EVERYONE i.e. most people are going to pick it, so that should be interesting haha. I’ve met some cool people in my program too, I love how diverse it is, we all come from different backgrounds not just school-wise, but also other experiences, like volunteering and internships.
Anyways that’s the latest with me, more entries to come oh so very soon 🙂