Well hello, lovey's!
It has been almost a month since I blogged! Let us just say the new year has been amazing and is already flying by, I cannot believe the last time I blogged was the New Year, a lot has happened since then! Here is one amazing thing that has happened-I have completed University and unoffically have my Bachelors in Photography (waiting for my grades still). It has been an amazing month but a new month along with this new year so here is a little of my story:
A few of my close friends have asked me why I haven't blogged about finishing University yet as I actually finished on the 18th, it should be one of the most exciting things ever. And honestly, it is! But... there is also more to it than that. I know a lot of you understand where I am coming from... there is this uncertainty and you know what, I assumed I wouldn't feel this and I do not really think I even felt this way when completing college but maybe that is because I kinda knew there was something more ahead. In the summer of 2015 when I was working on a job site with my dad doing construction, a client asked me how it felt to be done college and I said that it felt weird and he was like that was your last time doing exams or having finals and when he said that I felt uncertain that it was my last. Then, sure enough, during the next couple of months, I learned about the Interactive Design Institue and their Bachelor program that is accredited through the University of Hertfordshire. It was an online part-time online Bachelors course in Photography that would equip me in a broader way in photography. Within a few weeks of thinking about doing it, I was signed up and began my next step in my educational process on October 12th, 2015, Thanksgiving Monday. And here I am writing about how I just handed in my final project last week and am a potential BA graduate. I still have to wait for my grades to come in, but I am done the work and it is only onward from here. I am learning how to live without homework and the stress of it all. It is a weird but a freeing feeling with mixed emotions. I am excited to be done and nervous for what the future has to hold for me. Education puts you in a safety bubble and when you finish you just aren't to sure how to feel!
With that said, I am honestly so proud of myself and all the hard work I have accomoplished. I am forever grateful to my tutors and peers for their help and feedback through the program and a HUGE shout out to my mum who helped me bring together my 6000-word essay and also encouraged me and helped me bring together my portfolio. I could not have done it without my amazing family all together and awesome friends who kept me going when I felt lost in a world of so much homework and work on top of that.
Just Joy Imaging has also taken off and grown in the last sixteen months and work as a Production Assistant at Algonquin College has been amazing. I am so blessed and forever grateful for the life I get to live. I want to send out a huge thank you to all of you for bearing with me and encouraging me in who I am and what my dreams are. I could not do it without all of your support.
So here is to the next season of Joy Covey as a normal person without homework, Just Joy Imaging as business and all that it is going to become in the future and all that God has for me personally and professionally. I have a lot of dreams and am looking forward to pushing forward each day to see them come alive. My biggest goal in the every day is to do one thing that will make today a part of the journey of my life. To do one thing that will push me to learn or help me get ready for the next thing in life. Today that one thing is to write this blog. I was supposed to go on an adventure with friends and sadly my car is acting up so I cannot go, but I know that even with the disappointment of being stuck home and my friends are out without me that I want to use this day to still be good, to still be productive and to be a part of my journey to the future. So here it is!
I AM DONE UNIVERSITY!!!! :D
Thank you for reading this blog and thank you for being a part of my journey. I am forever grateful to all of you!
Have a great weekend, lovey's!
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