A recent trip to my old elementary school, Grandview Public School, has me reminiscing about my time as a young student.
This past Saturday, I went to the school to photograph a cheque presentation. Looking around the school grounds led me to remember what life was like for me when I was a young student, and reminded me how far I have come in life.
I remember the good times of playing on the playground equipment with friends, participating in school outdoor activities, such as track and field, playing with toy cars in the sand and playing games using imagination.
The trip also reminded me of the amount of work I have put in, from my two years of kindergarten, eight years of elementary school, four years of secondary school and three years at Durham College.
I do admit, I was not always a big fan of school, but now that I am no longer a student, I can appreciate what I learned, as well as the memories and the friendships I made there.
I remember when I was a kid, the outlook for the future was based wholly on what I could imagine. When I was young, some of the things I dreamed of being one day included a television show host, an optometrist, a video game creator and, like a lot of hockey fans, a general manager of an NHL team. The only limit to the future was what I could imagine.
It wasn’t until I was in high school that I decided I wanted to pursue journalism.
It is interesting for me to think about how my life’s journey has taken me from being a kid who dreamed about what the future would hold to now being a reporter for The Standard.
I look forward to making many more memories as a Standard reporter and making my mark on the world. As well, I encourage every young person to dream big, because someday your dream could become a reality.
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