On Your Own

It’s been over 5 months since I moved to the land of Canada, having traveled over 3,000 miles away to start my brand new adventure in a different land unfamiliar.

Having said that, I don’t have any regrets about my decision. I left behind a relationship of 5 years, my family, my friends, the life that I had built in the small state I lived in my entire life, and so much more, all to break out of my shell and be the person I want to be.

Starting the ‘Broadcasting and Online Journalism’ program at BCIT has taught me a few things:

  1. You’re on your own.
  2. You’re together with your classmates.
  3. You’re now a journalist.
  4. You need help? So does everyone else

Being on your own isn’t as scary as it your parents or other people would like to make it out to be. The scariest part about being out and on your own is “oh God, when was the last time I had a vegetable?”

Hayley Williams from Paramore put it the best — “Ain’t it fun?”