A Thank You
It has been far too long since my last post. Finding the time to sit down and blog over the past few weeks was simply impossible. I literally had every major project that I’ve ever done for school, due on the exact same day, this past Tuesday. Right as school began to suck up all of my time and energy, my boss presented me with a project that was going to require many hours of work, but was an opportunity I just could not pass up. These few weeks have taken a lot out of me and tested my patience, but ended up being a thrilling experience that I am beyond thankful for.
You’re probably wondering what in the world this video is. It was a cool Tuesday morning, around 6:15am, I was up until midnight working on my PR campaigns pitch, and I had a management exam at 8. I threw on my trusted lululuemon wunder unders, a long sleeve tee, and the most comfortable quilted, grey hoodie. Fast-forward to 11am, when, upon arrival to my social media class, I remembered that a person was scheduled to film us for this years Thank You video from UT. He hung around class for a while, took tons of different shots, many of which I know did not have me in them, and of course there I am, on the day that I didn’t even look in a mirror before leaving the house.
Other than the fact that I look rough, I am super honored to be in a class that was chosen to be highlighted. I think that by taking a class dedicated solely to social media has really helped me become a more well-rounded student. I love what the School of Ad and PR is doing, I love its faculty and its alum, and I am super proud to be even a small part of it.
Standing between now and my college graduation are a few small assignments, one day of class, two days of interning, and a finance exam. Then, on December 13th, I get to graduate from the greatest university on Earth. This student-to-official-adult transition is admittedly super terrifying, but I am thankful that I chose a program that continuously challenged me, that provided one-of-a-kind experiences and opportunities, and that focuses on the success and growth of its students.
I will miss being a student, having little to no real responsibilities or worries, studying abroad for a semester, walking around campus on a gorgeous fall day, Thursday night trivia, lazy Friday afternoons, late nights in Hodges, long days in Scripps lab, sitting in the student section at Neyland, the professors that left lasting impressions, and - most of all - I will miss learning.
What to remember: Even though I will grow out of being a student, I will always be a Vol.