For the last three and a half years I have been sleeping in, procrastinating like hell, evading textbooks, and frequently contradicting my superiors (ie. professors). My efforts, not all of which are mentioned here, were rewarded with a degree from Trent University!
Reflections on university
My years at Trent have simply been the best of my life. I have reaped great success in the areas of education, employment, community leadership and love. It has been an extremely enriching experience that I credit to the many wonderful people that have made Peterborough feel like home. The names are too numerous to list and because I am not winning an Oscar I shan’t burden you with them. However, there are two exceptional individuals who have gone to great lengths to ensure that those around them are a part of a community and for reasons unbeknownst to myself they felt I was a part of their community.
These individuals are: Melissa Webster and Joyce Sutton. They both came into my life during my first days at Trent and have been beside me every step of the way. Melissa has opened up her heart, and home to me and always been supportive in every conceivable way. Joyce Sutton, the head of Financial Aid at Trent, restored my faith in education and gave me the motivation to get on with classes and life. There is so much I could say about my university experience but feel that my interactions with Melissa Webster and Joyce Sutton defined my life here. I must also acknowledge my friends back home in faraway British Columbia. They encouraged me to apply for university, gave me the courage to come here, and never gave up faith that I would return home someday. They let me go knowing full well that I would return and in doing so always made sure there would be a place for me back home.