Hi there Wonderful Listeners!
I must say that an important event has transpired last Thursday. If you would like to know, I had the pleasure of being invited to a reception at my university. Now what exactly brought me to such an upscale event? Simple, I was being honored for my achievements.
In fact, I had made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester! Trust me, I was happy but this came as no surprise to me. This is not the first time I have made it onto the Dean’s List since I started college. In fact, I think it’s the third time. Yeah, I’m good like that. 😉
Anyway, before I come off as too confident, this is was the first time I’ve ever gone to the reception event itself to be honored in person. I figured that showing up and having the experience would be very good for me.
But let me tell you that I had to go through so much to be get inside! 😯 I mean, the lines were longer than I wanted them to be.
My feet were also killing me at this point because I had to wear dress shoes all day because I didn’t have the capacity to bring a change of clothes. On the bright side, I looked uppity all day! 🙂
While waiting in line, I couldn’t help but pay attention to all of the faculty pictures in the hallway. Whenever I see a photo, I often tend to look at it great detail. I mean, photography is turning into my livelihood after all. Can anyone really be surprised?
But I finally managed to get inside. I did have to swipe my ID to get in and I got a free pen! Awesome 😀
Oh, and I got a T-shirt because I was smart and diligent enough to get a 4.0 for that semester. Cool, right? 😉
After I was able to get inside, I had the pleasure of meeting Thomas Clark, Head of the Music Department. He was actually standing in for John Fleming, who is the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication. I do wish I had the pleasure of actually meeting my actual dean, but Mr. Clark was an awesome stand-in!
Thomas Clark actually had a photo blog! Crazy, right? Why not go check it out? Maybe it’ll give you something cool to look at!
After, shaking hands and discussing trivialities, I walked around for a bit. There was harp player performing at the center of the reception. She was absolutely stunning to listen to; I honestly would’ve stayed just to listen to her if I wasn’t so tired already.
But, nothing much happened after I met Mr. Clark. Literally, I just grabbed some finger foods, ate, and left. I was ready to go and leave at that point. So I did.
On the way out, I did go back to the Dean’s List plaque. I passed it on the way but I figured it would be smart to go to after the reception was basically over and look at it. If I must be frank, it was kinda cool to know my name was up on a wall to be marveled.
Then I had to go and find my name myself, among the many names. It actually didn’t take me long to find it because I am often stuck dead-center in the middle. And in this case, I was yet again.
Pretty much after that, I left to go home.
I will admit, having to dress up, look nice, and present myself for the sake of be honored was also cool. However, I realized this time why I didn’t bother going the last two times. It’s cool to meet people and be honored by being able to access a space and event that is reserved but outside of formalities, it didn’t make me excited to be there. But some part of me knew that going in. Still I went because I could at least say that I did it.
Outside of that, that concludes this post. Just thought that sharing that would be nice to go back and look at or read. I hope you guys enjoyed that.
Until next time, cheers!
When was the last time you went to a formal reception? Do you enjoy receptions? What are some of your personal academic achievements? Leave all your thoughts below!