As many of you probably would guess, this is my last post for the semester..most of you all probably don’t care but I figured I would use this as an opportunity to express to you all (whoever reads this) what an amazing year it has been.
ArtStreet really made some impressive strides this year and from a student as well as an employee perspective, I have to say that I was surprised. For my first two years at UD, I really did’t see ArtStreet the way that I do now. I saw it as a place that was super different from any other area on campus and somewhere that I hoped to live as I got older. However, I did not feel like it’s presence was anything that was going to stick with me for the rest of my life. This year, that all changed..
Being able to help plan all of the amazing events and coordinate with the insanely dope staff here has truly changed my life. I have been exposed to things this year that I probably would not have sought out on my own and let me tell you that my college career has definitely been improved by it. My appreciation for the events that ArtStreet brings to UD is enourmous and I will be forever thankful to the people who made that possible.
Being able to post on OffBeat has been sick too! I never have been much of a “blogger” in the tradition sense so when I was asked to start up this weekly post I was honestly a bit nervous. As time went on though, I actually found it to be pretty relaxing. Moreover, I noticed that when I’m recapping on a certain event that took place or writing about my own personal experience in the music world, I get to re-live that and it helps me remember it better. It’s cool! Try it.
Granted, I have no way of knowing who actually reads my posts but for those who do, you are saluted!
Next year is going to be insane. Brian, Nicole, and Adrienne are really making some amazing things pop off! I’m not going to fill you in on too much partly because I need something to write for all ya’ll next year. Still trust me that ArtStreet IS moving in a new direction and I want to invite all of you to come and join the movement. I’m a believer in the works of the universe and all that hippy stuff and I do have faith that everything happens for a reason. My role here has made me feel like I now have a greater purpose at this school and that I am a party of something much bigger than me. It’s a goofy feeling and I can’t really describe it but trust me when I say that ArtStreet is on the verge of some magic!
There is no other place I would rather work, live, or just BE on this campus - and for some of you, that special place already exists. I’m just here to tell you to enjoy it!!!! Every time you hang out there or help out with something, store that memory in your brain bank because these are the times that you are always going to remember. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new. And hey, if that something new is engaging in ArtStreet and being a boss, then we are going to welcome you with open arms. With all that mumbo jumbo said, stay calm, study hard, and remember that you are never given more than you can handle - unless you gotta rearrange all the chairs in Studio C into that dreaded perfect circle..