My last year at UC has been excellent and while I am beyond excited to graduate, I am also nervous and sad to leave college behind. The last four years went by way too quickly. I looked back at my freshmen year and review and it seems like all of that happened yesterday. I still don't really know what's happening yet after graduation, but I'm optimistic that something will work out.
Switching to the DMC was a great decision. I feel like that was the best fit for me and I have been so happy. I finished all of my classes for my major in the fall and now I'm just wrapping up on my documentary capstone. I'm in a Digital Audio class to finish up my E-Media minor as well as the Critical Visions class to wrap up that certificate, but then I've been taking 3 honors seminars to round out my semester. Spring has been crazy busy and I am anxious for my workload to wind down. After only having two classes on campus in the fall, this semester has been a major shift in my schedule and it's been hard to adjust.
Knowing that my job is ending with my graduation is also strange. I've been with Honors for two and a half years now and it's going to be so strange to leave and work somewhere else. As of right now, I'm waiting to hear about a couple of opportunities, so hopefully something will pan out soon and I can focus on getting through this last month.
I haven't been able to travel yet in 2018, so I'm hoping to get something lined up depending on where I end up after April. Last semester, I traveled a lot and it was amazing. I had three trips in two months and they were all incredible. In October, I went to New York City for the first time just for a weekend. It was a lot of fun being in a city that big by myself and I'd love to go back. I went to Hawaii just before Thanksgiving and that's all I can think about now that it's the first week of April and we're still getting snow flurries. Over the first week of winter break, I went to Cuba with Honors and attended the Havana Film Festival. I can't even begin to say how unbelievable that whole experience was. I think this final year has been a good wrap up to my undergraduate career. I have had a lot of involvement in school, but I have also taken time for myself and gotten out of my comfort zone. It seems like everything came together well in the end and now I need to figure out how to take everything I've done and work to transition all of my experiences with me out of college. Right now, I'm very excited to finish up the Critical Visions class because of the book we're publishing. I think that's a pretty cool thing to do to wrap up my fourth year. I believe that there are so many things waiting for me after graduation and I cannot wait to start figuring myself out in the real world and discover what all I can do.