Archive for May 9th, 2011

~ Fare Thee Well ~

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Well, it’s hard to believe it’s here so fast, but this is my final blog entry. I have to take the summer off and so I must regretfully decline from being your host. I must say the experience was a very welcome one and, if policy permitted me, I would gladly take up the opportunity again sometime. Special thanks to Dr. Glanville of the English Department, who urged me to go for the position, and Ms. Tamara Kerns, my gracious supervisor, who stuck with me through the glitch-gauntlet. We made it!

   So, now I turn my attention to you. I hope that I touched on things that made you laugh, and things that provoked your thoughts. I hope I encouraged you to give it all ya got and also taking the time to know and respect your professors as people too. My deepest intention, amidst my words or thoughts, however was to remind you how important you are as an individual. We take on so much when we come to college, and it isn’t all just fun and games, I know. Being here is a transformation of many sorts, and beyond it all an opportunity to challenge ourselves and mold ourselves into something we can be proud of. So, I implore you to remember yourself. Does that seem silly? I don’t think so. What I mean is, always remember why you came here in the first place and hang onto your dreams because no one is going to dream them for you. When things get tough, just remember yourself…you deserve to succeed. See the faces around you here at SCF as not strangers, but friends with a common goal striving to create their reality too.  If you happen to see my face on campus, know that you have a friend in me too.

   There’s usually always one of those subjects where we fight tooth and nail to make it, and for me that’s math, as I have mentioned before. So, needless to say, in the fall I will be face to face with my greatest challenge as many of you will be with yours. Let’s not let it get the best of us! Whatever that class or subject may be, let it not deter you from your road. Yes, it’s likely to rattle you, and perhaps drive you to the brink, but just think of how much better the taste of victory will be when you overcome it. That’s what I keep trying to tell myself. I will shoot for the A, as I always do, but I will not kick myself for something less if I gave it my all, and neither should you. So, though I am not at the helm of your blog any longer, let’s make a pact here and now…to remember ourselves when the going gets tough and at the end of the day, still manage to have a good one!

 Thank you very much for reading my blogs, and if you’ve anything personal to say feel free to email me at jbourge3@scf.edu or contact studentblog.scf.edu.

~ It’s Raining…Love Bugs? ~

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    Hey! Who ordered the rain today, huh? Was it all you recovering from Cinco De Mayo? I wanted to crisp in the sun today on my first full day of summer vacation. I hope you’re happy! Well, we needed the rain I guess. Maybe it’ll knock all of those love bugs floating around out of the sky. It’s been like driving around in an Alfred Hitchcock movie or something. Smart move for Florida trying to manufacture a bug that eats mosquitos and instead brings on a full scale bug massacre with your windshield, ay? I hope they don’t release a love bug eating bat next. I wager those will be harder to scrape off haha. Yech. Ah hem, leave mother nature alone please.

   So, you poor students on the Venice campus today, wishing there were canopies on the walkways. It’s not all bad right? This is probably your last day for finals. Which reminds me, this is the time of year there are graduation parties or end-of-the-semester parties right? Well, I hope you have a great time while keeping in mind that it would be nice to have a tomorrow too. You know what that means, right? Be aware of your surroundings, don’t drink and drive, and keep an eye on your friends too. That’s what friends are for after all. I’m going to a party tonight myself and you can trust that I won’t be among those weaving on the roads. That’s all I’m going to say about that. Just be responsible so you can go out and do it again sometime, huh?

   Well, I wish you the best of luck on your finals and great times when you get a chance to kick back and dodge the love bugs.  Have a good one party go-ers !