The weekend before Halloween, SCU unveiled their brand spankin’ new art building to the public. They had a big affair open to all, and a smaller private alum event after that. I had a previous engagement of a baby shower, so I was only able to swing by for the smaller alum event, which honestly was more my speed. I wandered around exploring all the nooks and cranny’s of the new building, and boy, did it impress me!
Although my time at SCU’s old art building was pretty grand, the building was small, aged, tired and small on space. The new building is three stories tall, with sweeping balconies, tons of classroom space and is a real space to showcase student work.
On a lark, I stopped by the old building on my way to my car. They have already updated it, moved walls, doors and even added a hallway as they utilize the space in a new way. The heart and soul of the old building is gone, with freshly white painted walls they covered up all our messy paint marks, oil stained sinks, bathroom art and years of love in that hall.
So many good memories in that old hall, but I’m sure the art students of classes today with make their mark soon enough on the new building!
Recently I’ve had a few lovely visits from former LPS students. I feel so blessed to have so many of them still here in the area, and love to see what they are up to.
One student from my first year at LPS came the week before break and kept me company at school. I have moved classrooms since he was there, and have two new art classes that I offer. I was very excited to hear how he has returned to college courses and is doing well working and being a student. It makes me so pleased to see them doing well as adults, kinda like a proud parent I suppose. :]
A few weeks back, two darling alumni from last year came and surprised me at my dance studio. They had decided that watching me tap was an entertaining way to spend their Monday evening. They brought me balloons and make me posters. It was such a sweet surprise!
I feel so lucky to have such sweet alumni! Have you ever had some great surprise? Or planned any fun surprise for someone else?
There are so many things in life that you work for: getting good grades, passing AP exams, staying up late working on college apps, walking across a stage for your high school diploma, studying your butt off in college, meeting quarterly with your advisor who still can’t remember your name, prettying up your resume for your your first job application, getting rejected and working on 100+ more resumes and cover letters, applying again for grad school and so many other small things that build to even bigger things.
Today, I got a pretty, white envelope in the mail. Holding for me, the holy grail: my master’s diploma.
So, folks, I’m here to tell you that every late night, every emptied highlighter, and used book from E-bay is worth it.
Fighting for what you want is worth it.
And it was truly perfect timing, as my birthday is tomorrow!
What’s something big that you have worked hard for?