It always seems so weird to me to make a big deal with good-bye’s at the end of semester. I feel in many ways this is just the beginning, even thought it’s the end of your time here with us, your faculty over the past eight months. Someone once told me, in the early days of parenting, that the days are long but the weeks are fast. That’s how it feels with each academic year.
You have accomplished so much over such a short period of time, made new friends, acquired new skills and built new memories. But this is just the beginning. Every day forward now is a new day to learn, to master your profession and to thrive. Every day will not be the same and every day will not bring you reward. But you have what it takes to move forward and succeed, with the tools that you learned here, the passion for what you do and the ambition to make it happen. It was a pleasure to be part of your lives, to play a short-lived role in your future. When all is said and done, your faculty here are but one thin chapter in a very long book. Your book.
Congratulations for all you have achieved here at the little Story Arts Centre. Now, make us proud. Represent us well and do us proud. But most importantly, do yourself proud.
I don’t like to say good bye, because it isn’t. Stay in touch.