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PROVIDENCE: 1 Year Later 

:: One year ago this weekend I graduated from College. It’s funny that I completely forgot about this footage until recently! I filmed this after packing my car up with the last remnants of my campus apartment…figured I’d get some final memories for the old place before heading off into “life” 

EDIT: Watching this again, several hours after posting it, there are a few thoughts that poke at my brain.
- this time last year the grass was green
- unrecognizable cars had already taken my parking spot
- 1 year at The Bunker has destroyed my iPhone’s camera lens
- I didn’t get out to people…just quickly drove by the places…
- Grace was the last person I said “goodbye” to, I’m glad :)

Daily Thoughts…

- My workout regiment this summer has been perfect; equal parts having fun on my bike and getting rid of the weight I gained in college. But sometimes I really just want a ton of icecream and prizza.

- Community is too good. My accomplishment this long weekend (September 2012) will be that I got through Seasons 2+3 :/
PS: I now have a crush on Alison Brie

- Girls scare me. Not in a cooties or I think I might like men kinda way…just like…either I don’t know what’s going on in their heads OR I don’t know what’s going on in mine kinda way. The Winger in me wants to find a babe, the Troy in me wants to say screw it and just have fun with whatever comes up that day, while the Abed in me is too busy leveling my Worgen Rogue to care about women. At this point in time I’m fairly certain a like-minded gal is going to have to chase me down for me to even notice anything going on.

- My house still doesn’t feel like my home. I spent a solid 10mins today just staring at the ceiling with this haunting feeling that I’m just borrowing space…

- School starts this week for many; old classmates are filling up the halls of Prov today, kids I work with are doing their back-to-school shopping. It’s weird, I feel weird, which sounds weird, whatever.

My college roommate came to visit for the week…
The last time I saw this lug was back in January, when we were packing up the apartment (getting it ready for me to live on my own). Good guy, good times.   

My college roommate came to visit for the week…

The last time I saw this lug was back in January, when we were packing up the apartment (getting it ready for me to live on my own). Good guy, good times. 
  

[my] SOUNDTRACK TO COLLEGE:
There are a lot of things that define chapters of our lives. What car we drove, the friends we have, a book we read, the style of clothes, and most certainly (and always) the music we listened to. No one can say “the 80’s” without thinking about those hair-flipping metal bands right?For me, college was a monumental time in my life where I experienced a great amount of change. Not only did I learn a lot about the history of religion and the inner workings of our society, I also spent a lot of time picking apart my own emotional attachment to different things. It was through all these changes that I needed a certain ambience…a vibe…an environment conducive to the kind of growth I needed. 
As out of place as it may seem Kanye West’s “808’s & Heartbreak” created the perfect feeling to take me through the different emotions, and help provide the right feeling for keeping my mind focused on what was in front of me. Sitting in the library with a stack of books, being a hermit in my room writing papers, walking around campus, dealing with girlfriend issues, helping friends through struggles, creating art, or playing video games…the different tracks each provided unique ways for me to escape into seclusion. 
It’d be hard for me to pinpoint a specific song that really stuck out. I think at times (depending on the situation) each one was in it’s own right my “favorite”. And while it may not be his most “Yeezy” album, to me it’s a perfect blend of the different sounds music can make.
If you haven’t you should check it out. As for myself, I’m on to new chapters and different albums… 

[my] SOUNDTRACK TO COLLEGE:

There are a lot of things that define chapters of our lives. What car we drove, the friends we have, a book we read, the style of clothes, and most certainly (and always) the music we listened to. No one can say “the 80’s” without thinking about those hair-flipping metal bands right?
For me, college was a monumental time in my life where I experienced a great amount of change. Not only did I learn a lot about the history of religion and the inner workings of our society, I also spent a lot of time picking apart my own emotional attachment to different things. It was through all these changes that I needed a certain ambience…a vibe…an environment conducive to the kind of growth I needed. 

As out of place as it may seem Kanye West’s “808’s & Heartbreak” created the perfect feeling to take me through the different emotions, and help provide the right feeling for keeping my mind focused on what was in front of me. Sitting in the library with a stack of books, being a hermit in my room writing papers, walking around campus, dealing with girlfriend issues, helping friends through struggles, creating art, or playing video games…the different tracks each provided unique ways for me to escape into seclusion. 

It’d be hard for me to pinpoint a specific song that really stuck out. I think at times (depending on the situation) each one was in it’s own right my “favorite”. And while it may not be his most “Yeezy” album, to me it’s a perfect blend of the different sounds music can make.

If you haven’t you should check it out. As for myself, I’m on to new chapters and different albums…
 

[my] PROV COLLEGE Grad Class of 2012
Can you find my stupid grin???

[my] PROV COLLEGE Grad Class of 2012

Can you find my stupid grin???

MY WKND ON IG…

1. On Thursday I got to watch three friends of mine graduate from the “Masters” program at the new Springs Church College.
2. I worked a booth for The Bunker at SOUL’D in Altona.
3. Finally had time to get setup for painting skatedecks in my new house…
3. Celebrated Mothers Day with far too much food! 

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Click [here] to read about The Bunker’s crazy weekend

MY [college] GRAD PARTY

or

THE FAIRLY ODD FOLK Return to The Bunker


Long story short, my school messed up on my invite to the banquet, so I decided to throw my own shindig for my family and friends. Luckily Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk were in town. Throw in a bunch of talented Manitoba musicians, and a ton of food, and you’ve got yourself a good ol’ time!

HUGE thanks to everyone that participated in the potluck; I wouldn’t have wanted to finish off the school year any other way :)

Obama, Fallon, and The Roots…jammin about student rights? I’m in!

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Dr Marchand and Myself at Grad [Prov 2012]
For those of you that have heard me talk about a man named Gord being the catalyst of my faith, this man would be the academic equivalent. He was the only professor to walk beside me through my three years of classes at Providence. At times I hated him for piling on so much work, while loving him for challenging me and pushing me to become something greater. He helped me achieve my best, while sticking around to put up with my worst. I told him I wouldn’t get emotional at the ceremony, but I’m okay with getting sappy in saying that God hooked me up with more than just a teacher. 
Thanks Chris

Dr Marchand and Myself at Grad [Prov 2012]


For those of you that have heard me talk about a man named Gord being the catalyst of my faith, this man would be the academic equivalent. He was the only professor to walk beside me through my three years of classes at Providence. At times I hated him for piling on so much work, while loving him for challenging me and pushing me to become something greater. He helped me achieve my best, while sticking around to put up with my worst. I told him I wouldn’t get emotional at the ceremony, but I’m okay with getting sappy in saying that God hooked me up with more than just a teacher. 

Thanks Chris

Well…that was fun.

Well…that was fun.

Daily Thoughts…

With finals coming to a close, and grad at the end of this week, I can’t help but reflect on where I was exactly one year ago.
I was a different man, with simpler responsibilities, and less on his plate (even though I felt overwhelmed). I was surrounded by different people asking different things of me, and I know I failed some of them. People that stuck by me through three difficult years, only to lose them when the end was finally in sight…
This past year has been a blur, and I’m being totally serious when I say that last years decisions feel like just yesterday. But I’ve grown, and continue to learn, and pray that I’m making the right decisions.
All I can do is continue to put my trust in God. Whether you believe in Him or not, we all need something to guide our lives, and no matter what it is there’s always that feeling that maybe we didn’t follow the instructions properly; that feeling of “what if?”
A part of me will always stand on the “what if”, waiting to hear a response. But that doesn’t mean that my life slows down. Monumental moments never leave a person like me…I hold onto them, learn from them, and ultimately let them become next years decisions. While some tell me this is a weakness, I find that it becomes my strength. When you’re called to help others, it helps to know every corner of yourself. 
And when shooting fireworks off in a field, watch out for cows. 

My final day at Prov…

With tomorrow being the day I finally move everything (for the last time) off campus, I’ve been doing a little reflecting on my time here in College. This is where I started recording my life and uploading it in video format for the internet to see. And nothing sums up my life over the last 3.5yrs better than this video :P

This was for an assignment to see how much / what kind of garbage I produced within a weeks time.

Trapped at a desk, glued to my computer, with enough caffeine to power a shuttle. It’s weird to think of how much of my time has been spent reflecting inwardly while studying about the outward effects life has on us. I can’t wait to dump out my boxes and pour over everything!


Sidenote: I’ve been toying with the idea of turning my notes into some kind of zine, or guidebook for future students…thoughts?

Daily Thoughts…
- Today started off so rough. Heartburn, an awkward meeting, and hot coffee spilled in my lap. - It ended rough too; icey/slush highways mixed with heavy snow fall and douchebag drivers resulted in a 2hr drive home. - BUT my dad turned 61, and we had a lovely family dinner, where I got to wrestle with my rad nephew…- AND my 3yrs of college showed some payoff. It hasn’t hit me yet, and is so big that I almost can’t believe it’s coming together…
At the end of the day, I am so utterly blessed. And I built a desk :)

Daily Thoughts…

- Today started off so rough. Heartburn, an awkward meeting, and hot coffee spilled in my lap.
- It ended rough too; icey/slush highways mixed with heavy snow fall and douchebag drivers resulted in a 2hr drive home.
- BUT my dad turned 61, and we had a lovely family dinner, where I got to wrestle with my rad nephew…
- AND my 3yrs of college showed some payoff. It hasn’t hit me yet, and is so big that I almost can’t believe it’s coming together…

At the end of the day, I am so utterly blessed.
And I built a desk :)

MY WEEK ON INSTAGRAM

1. Confirmed that I’ll be moving back to WinkCity after 3.5yrs. Going to miss my fire escape getaways…
2. Finally watched all 6 parts of the Millennium Trilogy
3. Finally finished reading “Catching Fire”
4. Caught up on my achievement hunting
5. Free’d up some time to do a few more sketches
6. Ate bacon, duh!

My weekend starts early on account of speaking at a martial arts class tonight :S haha

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GPOY “Grad Photos” Edition
Shaved my chin scarf and looked straight up goofy in the robe/cap.

GPOY “Grad Photos” Edition

Shaved my chin scarf and looked straight up goofy in the robe/cap.