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Home Centennial College Blog 2014 January 15 Thoughts: My First Semester

Thoughts: My First Semester

Story Arts Centre, formely known as Centre for Creative Communications exterior shot with bicycle and rack.

Hey Scholars!

We made it through first semester! I’m not sure about you, but I feel electric. The semester literally flew by, and now that it’s over my thoughts are aligned. I chose school-to come back and to realize my dream. I chose Centennial College-and I discovered my fit in the Story Arts Center. I chose Journalism-and it’s utterly sublime.

 So many people-students graduate high school and chose to go to University or abroad because of a preconceived notion. They just want to ‘get it over with’, get their degree or some life experience then get a job. Well darlings, its not that easy-life isn’t easy unless you have a direction. I think of that direction as ‘my north’, or my ‘compass’-it’s the driving force behind your choices in life. Now don’t get me wrong, your career isn’t your life, nor should it be but it will make up a big part of it. My north has decided my academic path, I lost it for a long time, but I found it again and I’ve got to say I’m so happy to have it. I chose to come back to school, because I found my north, I know what my dream is and I intend to realize it.

 School is a place where you go to learn, every school is different and its hard to find your fit. Most students opt for popular schools, as some might choose to listen to ‘pop’ music, but there’s a symphony outside of mainstream darlings. I chose Centennial College, because it fit me-its my beat and I love the vibe of the Story Arts Center. I’m a creative person, or at least I like to think of myself as lively. Centennial’s Story Arts Center drew me in, I felt like Icarus to the sun, I couldn’t help but gravitate towards that vibrancy. Finding your fit is hard, but it’s doable, all you need is drive. 

Journalism is my dream-it always has been. I have ‘fire in my belly’ and Centennial encourages me to set it aflame. I want to tell stories; I live for the intricacy of spinning a tale, and seeing it live on paper or hearing it over broadcast. I want to be aware of my surroundings, and rid the world of ignorance even if it is ‘bliss’. So many of you darlings still don’t know what its like, to feel a pull towards something. It’s unnerving, almost sexual in how much you want to realize your dream. It’s the most amazing feeling in the world, when you know what you want to be, and how your going to accomplish that. The Story Arts Center absolutely caters to that-it caters to those like me.

 My thoughts of this semester are a whirlwind of colour and sound- so it’s been absolutely breath-taking. 


-Stephanie