Saying Goodbye

Until about a year ago, I thought I was cursed for interviews. I typically made it past the written stage of a job application but did not get anywhere beyond that unless I knew the interviewers beforehand. I believed there was something wrong with my personality, and that I must somehow rub people the wrong way. Even to the most basic customer service jobs at Second Cup or David's Tea, I could not seem to get hired unless I had a connection. And then, I got this job. The email advertising the blogging and social media position found its way to me by chance. I thought it was a perfect fit for my final year, and I had no backup plan for work in mind when I applied. Somehow, it all worked out. I got the chance to reflect every week on my time in university, keep up with my writing, and build practical skills in digital marketing management. It was the only work-study I ever did, but I can't imagine a better experience, particularly one to close off my undergrad.
Linh sitting at a banquet table
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After 28 blog posts, this one is my last for Life at U of T. It is a week of goodbyes. Very shortly, I will be turning 22, graduating, and heading off into what feels like the void. For the first time in my life, I see no structure when I look ahead, and that has yet to stop feeling scary. However, looking back offers some comfort. For me, coming to U of T was not Plan A. I wanted to major in Cinema Studies and Semiotics, not English. Managing Caffiends was definitely not on my radar. I wasn't even at Victoria College in my first year. But despite all the uncertainty and change and late nights spent worrying, I'm really happy with the experience I ended up with. It wasn't perfect, but it was beautiful and rewarding enough to cherish.
Two girls hugging
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That makes me hopeful for the future. Four years ago, I couldn't have predicted any of the things I accomplished. One year ago, I still thought I'd never land a job with an interview. Things worked out, and I have to believe that they will continue to do so.
Letter balloons behind a stage reading VIC 2017
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Writing for Life at U of T this year has been an absolute dream. I will miss my weekly reflections dearly, but I hope they've helped me to build enough of a blogging habit to keep going on my own. Thank you always for reading.

1 comment on “Saying Goodbye

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us over the past couple of years. Congratulations for landing this job and all the best for the future.

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