Before coming to CTC, I was desperately searching for some kind of adventure. After graduating from high school, it was like my life was put on pause and I had nothing to put it back on play again. I searched for so many universities and colleges that I thought I could go to, but my family could not afford any of them and the ones they could afford would force me to do a course I would not want to do.
When I came to the open house at CTC, I was kind of saying goodbye to my search for a post-secondary, and I was not expecting anything more than a tour of the school. After the tour I wanted nothing more than to be a part of the vision and experience of Canadian Tourism College, but I didn’t expect to. My dream came true when I was awarded a scholarship from the school. I honestly felt like the school chose me. It was the happiest day of my life and all I could do was cry tears of joy. It was like the play button was finally pressed on my life again and this time I was the director of the movie I called Life. It was the start of my new beginning.
Growing up I travelled a lot, not really for fun reasons or vacations, but I moved around a lot and lived in many different countries and places. You guys, I have been to 17 different schools and CTC makes it 18! Can you believe that? I didn’t really enjoy having to start my life over and over again, but I loved the travelling, getting to see different parts of the world, learning new things, and meeting new people. That is why I believe the Travel and Tourism program is right for me. I love the courses I am taking and I love the new people I have met that share the same interests in travelling as I do. The workload given does not even seem like homework because it is so enjoyable. Our teacher is so encouraging and helpful, and she makes you want to strive for the best. Right now we are finishing World Destinations, so we’ve learned about most of the most popular tourist attractions all over the world. There are so many places that I’ve learned about that I would love to go visit and experience for myself.
Even though I have just started this amazing journey, I am excited to see where this path takes me.
This is Eden King signing off. Hasta luego!