what an odd and mostly depressing year. here are my personal highlights:
March/September: participated in CBC’s game show program Test the Nation on the American-Canadian team. Won a pen, mug, and bragging rights.
April: sent off giant application for permanent residency under family class.
July: completed most recent round of design education. honour student all four semesters and burnt out on projects and unrealistic expectations. no competitions entered, no awards won.
September: obtained permanent resident status in Canada. anyone who’s ever gone through the immigration experience will understand how amazing this actually is.
October: officially graduated.
September–December: interned at one of the big magazine publication companies. one of the better work/learning experiences i’ve had in recent years. emerged more confident in abilities and real world expectations.
watching friends lose jobs.
the closing/ending of several things i loved.
sciatica in my left leg (not life-threatening but inconvenient…like most things).
the important things that happened this year were Very Important and will help steer the course for the upcoming years.