Let’s Get Connected

I really don’t know why I’m not blogging as much anymore. I don’t like this one bit.

Where do I even start?

School is finished. It’s a bittersweet kind of thing. I remember the very first day that Jenn and I stepped foot into the school. I was nervous out of my mind about the people I’d have to spend the next year with. We sat at a seperate table in the cafeteria for a good week and stuck to each other like glue. We slowly adapted to everything and realized how awesome our classmates were. The first semester was the most memorable for me. It felt like the one where I genuinely learned the most and had the best teachers. We also got to know everyone and form friendships(and a relationship in my case). I studied contracts, the music industry, communication and my very first marketing class. It was my first time back in school after 2 years and it felt so good. Things went downhill after the second semester started. It felt like I wasn’t learning as much and that the administration didn’t really listen to the students needs. I remember thinking that I only had 6 months left. Now I’m completely done. It was tough to say goodbye to everyone and leave the security blanket of school. I am on the fence with Trebas. I did learn a lot and I find myself informing people about music related things that I didn’t know a thing about before I went to the school. At the same time I don’t believe that it was worth the money that my family and I spent on it. Now comes the internship time where I have to figure out where the rest of my life will take me.

The Trebas Gang minus 3

I had a tough couple of days once school ended. I realized that now was the time where I had to start seriously pursuing a career. I’ve applied at multiple places for internships and heard nothing back. Meanwhile people around me have gotten amazing ones. It’s frustrating. It’s hard when you come to the realization that this industry is very different from regular jobs. You can’t just walk into an office with a CV and apply for a job against the very best. There aren’t ads for jobs in newspapers or on the internet. It’s by word of mouth. It’s all about who you know. So I know I’m going to miss tons of great job opportunities because I wasn’t informed and therefore I didn’t get the chance to apply. I’ve also realized that I need to focus on making as much money as possible this year because my heart is with Toronto and I want to be there within the next year. That being said I can’t start a great job and then leave it. Instead I’ll intern and work here and when it comes time to move I’ll start seriously pursuing something. I put a lot of pressure on myself and I have to realize that at the age of 23 I HAVE done a lot of good for myself in this industry. I just have to keep working at it.

When I leave..this is what I’ll miss the most

Now that school has ended I’ve taken on more responsibility with CONFRONT Magazine. I’ve also decided to do more interviews. That started with one with The New Cities on the 12th of September. Everyone knows how much I adore those 6 guys and how proud I am for all the success that has come their way. From 2008-2010 I saw them 38 times. Then in the past year I saw them zero times. It’s been weird and I’ve realized how much I’ve missed having their music and their personalities in my life. It was great to be reunited with them at the Sony Offices. Then Jenn, Jason & I roadtripped to Kitchener for a sporadic show date before Jenn disappeared to Vancouver for 3 months. We spent the car ride singing at the top of our lungs and then in Kitchener we danced like idiots to some of the music that made us happiest. We headed back to Jasons best friends house that night and ordered Chinese and played Quelf. I went to bed more relaxed that night then I’d been in 5 months. I realized then how much music really does cure people. I had missed going to shows and dancing like and idiot with best friends and singing at the top of my lungs. The fact that I have a boyfriend who is more than happy to come with me is the cherry on top.

Dance Parties in Kitchener

Finally, after almost a year of waiting The New Cities played a show in Montreal this past Monday evening. I can’t explain how good it felt to be in familiar territory again. Surrounded by friends made through music and professionals in the industry. I felt right at home. It’s so great to turn around and see a friendly face. Sony did an amazing job of setting up an evening to remember. The show was amazing and the new album has been on repeat since yesterday morning. I feel like my year was lacking SEVERLEY in shows. Now it’s as if everything’s picking up just as school has ended. Let the good times begin….


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