“Special K:” Looks Like We Made It

Hey all! It’s your girl, “Special K,” or Kat if you know me in real life 🙂

So, this semester is almost over–just four more days to go! I am going to be honest and say that I don’t want to write this blog post. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to cry or feel sad today. Anyway, today it hit me that this is the end, something I knew was coming but was, and still isn’t, totally prepared for.

Knowing that each and every one of us will be going our own separate ways is both exciting and disheartening at the same time. There is so much talent and I know that if you grasp it and run with it, everyone will go far.

So, for this blog post, I just wanted to share some of the funniest, and not so funny, personal memories of mine from the past two semesters here at Central Carolina Community College in the Broadcasting Production Technology Department. There are so many, I may need to do a second blog post (haha). Note: all of them are great and I am going to list them in no particular order. So, let’s get started, shall we?!

  1. Being in a radio studio for the first time
    • This is the first time I had ever stepped foot in a radio studio before. Ricky invited me to come in sit in on a radio show with him, Brian, and Chance. Back in 2022, you wouldn’t have caught me near a live microphone. But that experience really put a spark inside me. Hanging out with those great guys was awesome, and I wish I had stepped inside the studio sooner.
  2. Zach learning how to use a Keurig
    • As a radio student, class starts at 8 a.m., which means coffee is needed much. Somehow, we discovered that Zach had never used a Keurig before. So Katylee, Bryson, Zach, and I were all crowded around the Keurig while Mr. Brucker was taking pictures to post on Facebook. Now, the Keurig that we so kindly are allowed to use (according to Mr. Brucker) is kind of a puzzle–not to mention it takes an hour (ok, it’s actually like 3 minutes) to brew a cup of coffee. Teamwork definitely made the coffee machine work!
  3. Filming with Brian
    • Brian and I are in video class together, and we have worked together on a couple of assignments this semester. You are probably like, “OK, that is easy enough.” But it is like a parent trying to work together with their toddler. Brian has so much energy, it’s so hard to keep track of him sometimes. There were a lot of annoying( I mean funny) moments, but the funniest one was when we had to make a commercial about Lysol. Before we had even started shooting, he decided to throw the Lysol can on the ground, causing the lid to break. Long story short, we made a commercial with a bandaged up Lysol can. The thing I love most about working with Brian is his knack for story telling and his passion for everything to be just so. I just hope he doesn’t read this lol because he is going to give me a hard time about it.
  4. Studio time with my favorite people
    • Being in the video production class, the 7 of us get to practice in a real video studio(complete with a green screen! With Brian, Chance, and Jose (the funniest trio I know), there has never been a dull moment! Their energy is so contagious, and they made something that is not always entertaining really enjoyable!
  5. Interviewing high school students
    • Interviewing the Lee County high school students was such an awesome experience! Hearing these students share who inspires them and of their goals for the future was really inspiring! Most high school kids wouldn’t have said half the things those smart and amazing kids said.
  6. listening to Katylee’s ATV stories, getting food with Katylee, and almost running over a cat with Katylee

This past year has been full of laughter of tears but I couldn’t have been surrounded by such a supporting group of wonderful people. I wouldn’t have made it through it without them. Graduating college is so different than high school. You only knew these people for a couple years or months, but you feel like a family. It has been wonderful to bond with everyone, despite the facts that some of us are stills kids and some are parents. However, I am super excited for this next chapter of my life, and I will never forget all of you wonderful people. Thank you for always making me laugh when I needed it the most, keeping me motivated, and getting me out my shy self. That is like my biggest accomplishment haha, not being the shyest person on the planet. You all make me a better person! I love all of you so much and I hope this next season of life brings you so much joy and happiness.

Each and every one of you will have a very special place in my heart! Remember when you are famous 🙂

-Special K

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