Everything has changed

I’ve teared up (okay, more like full on cried) so much over the last few days, Every time I said goodbye to someone at SAIT, and so many times since. It was especially hard to say goodbye to my teachers. Who knew that the end of the SAIT chapter would have been so hard?

I read an article the other day, with this excerpt.

“A chapter of our lives is over, and it’s hitting us harder than we expected.

Crying is not a bad thing; it’s simply an expression. A goodbye is a big step. A goodbye is saying, “Hey, something is going to be different now, even if it’s only temporary. It’s still not the same as it was before, and that’s hard.”

And especially this,
“Cry because it was beautiful, and it still will be, just in a different way. Cry to say goodbye, and then embrace it.

Goodbyes are hard, but they’re not forever. They’re just the end of a chapter.”

So, goodbye for now SAIT. It’s been nothing but beautiful.

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It seems like just yesterday

Hello everyone,

Well, this is it. This is the last week of my life at SAIT. It’s the end. I am so not ready for this.

It seems that everything comes full circle. Today, writing this, I am sitting at the exact same table that I sat at on my very first day at SAIT. On that day, my thoughts were, what am I doing here? How am I ever going to get through this? I don’t know one single person here, I am so lost. Today, my thoughts differ profoundly. What I am going to do without this place? Without the people who have continually built me up and supported me over the last two years? How do I move on from this? How could university ever match what I’ve had here?

It’s going to be an emotional next few days, I’m sure. Goodbyes are never my strong point, especially with people who have meant so much to me over the last two years.

Sitting at this table on that day in September of 2013, I never could have imagined that I would be sitting here writing this today. I never could have imagined the impact that SAIT would have on me, that the people here would have on me. It’s now finals week and everyone around me is studying, doing final projects or discussing their plans for the summer. I don’t know exactly what the summer holds for me, nor do I know what university has in store for me.

But as lost as I may be on my first day of university, I hope that in two years, I can sit where I sat on my first day and revel in the incredible experience that I had there. Just like I am doing now.

SAIT, you’ve been nothing but amazing and my heart’s a little broken this week. I dread the goodbyes. I don’t want this to end.

It’s been two years. It’s been a long road to get here but I have loved every single moment. I am beyond grateful for this incredible experience. My teachers, my classmates and my friends here have made it one of the best experiences of my life. Forever thankful for this.

But now, it’s time. Onward and upward. To infinity and beyond, but never forgetting where I came from and where I started. And I’ll never forget what role SAIT has played in my life and the profound impact that everyone here has had on me.

I will never forget this. I will always revel in the incredible memories of a place where I finally found myself.

How I chose this path.

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