Loving Life

Loving Life

Being able to say I finally love my life feels amazing.

I will be 30 years old in April and in the past have felt like I haven’t accomplished much in my life besides party and take life for-granted. Since September 2017, when I made the decision to come back to school, I realized that was the first step I needed to take to feel great about myself again. I feel like I am actually doing something with my life now and have found myself, even though I still have my bad days – I always try to think positive and do the best that I can.

I came back to school aiming to get my upgrading done so I could take the Office Administration Program and so far I have succeed; and I’m excited to say that in April 2020 I will be done my program.

It has been a real struggle for me since I was out of school for so long before deciding to come back and also did the majority of my upgrading while I was pregnant with my son; who was born in July 2018.

GPRC made me a different but better person; someone who is more positive and keeps trying no matter how hard it is. I know for a fact I would not have come this far if it was not for my amazing instructors who stood by me and helped me as much as they could. I am so grateful that I got a chance to meet all the amazing people that work at the college to help all the students make their careers possible.

Becoming a Student Ambassador has also improved my outlook on life and my GPRC experience. I love that it has made me grow as a person and keeps giving me so many new experiences. I love giving my time to volunteer and help others, not only is it a great feeling but it is also so much fun.

With all this being said, when I turn 30 in April, I will feel like I have accomplished so many things in such a short period of time. Walking through the college doors back in 2017 made my life change for the better and I could not be happier. Being a student at GPRC helped me in so many ways and I feel like I have now done something with my life. I have so many plans for my future and now with me achieving my goals and having it just about completed, I feel so good about the life I can give myself as well as my children.

I was so afraid to turn 30 and have nothing to look forward to but now I can say that turning 30 will be the best year of my life and I would not change it for anything…because I love my life!

Submitted by GPRC Student Ambassador, Briana Sidoruk.

Excited Things Ahead for GPRC Concert Choir

Excited Things Ahead for GPRC Concert Choir

Spring is finally here and GPRC’s Concert Choir has a lot to look forward to!

GPRC Fine Arts Instructor, Tina Alexander-Luna and her concert choir received a once in a life-time opportunity this past January.

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) extended an invitation to the group to participate in a performance of Handel’s Messiah on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City. This performance in Isaac Stem Auditorium at Carnegie Hall will take place on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

Congratulations to Tina and the GPRC Concert Choir singers on this wonderful achievement and recognition.