Doesn’t it feel good to know that people genuinely care? When they’re interested in knowing how you’re doing…or what you’re doing…and why or how? And none of it is fake.
Well, it feels pre-tty darn good every time I hear from my old professors and other faculty at Ryerson University. I like that they’re paying attention. I love that they truly want me to succeed.
“How lovely – you have a good job!” said one radio prof in a private message on my Facebook page in 2012.
It’s funny, she’s the one teacher of mine who I was convinced didn’t like me. It was something about her personality and mine that just never quite clicked. I mean, she’s there to instruct, not to be my friend. But I had developed great relationships with the others over the four years, I just assumed that when she wasn’t rolling on the floor and dying of laughter at my silly jokes – that, yep, she hated me!
But, I was wrong. She’s just tough as nails. Always was and always will be. And it took a glance in my inbox years after we parted ways for me to get over myself and realize she was simply doing her job. I’m thankful to be able to say that radio prof is one of a bunch who have given me the odd shout out and sent emails of encouragement and support since I left the school.
Imagine the smile on my face when an email popped up from the Ryerson School of Journalism, asking to interview me and feature my profile online amongst a handful of other graduates. Check out the Q&A here.