It is very hard for me to accept that I am actually writing a farewell letter to TRA. I feel like I will burst into tears…
When Miss Terry started TRA with a very small group, I wasn’t actually with them. I remember going to Miss Terry and I said: “I want to write a small article about animals.” Now I am realizing that this sentence changed my life, and I mean it!
When I started working for TRA in grade 10, I was very afraid. We decided that we wanted to make an online newspaper. We had to write articles, make researches, do interviews etc. All of this was a new experience for me because this was the first time I was doing something about journalism. Also I was afraid because I was going to ask questions to people that I didn’t know! As a shy person, not even asking questions in person but asking questions over the Internet was difficult for me. But right now, when I look at myself I see that TRA made me brave. I learned so much about journalism, advertising… I was shy to ask questions but this year I wrote and asked questions all by myself for the first time. And I have realized how TRA helped me to write my questions. I am actually very proud of myself!
It was sometimes tiring to upload or decode interviews. However, the feeling we have when people read our newspaper all around the world is amazing. I am so proud of my friends and everyone that is working on TRA. I will never forget our amazing interviews. (Also our April first jokes 🙂 )
After this amazing experience of almost 4 years I can say that TRA is one of the best (maybe THE best) things that I have done in Açı. I seriously cannot describe how much I love TRA. I thank Miss Terry and my TRA mates for this wonderful experience. You all have a special place in my heart. You all helped me to become a better person, to become brave.
To my fellow TRA friends: please try to be a part of everything in TRA. As you can see you become a 12th grader in a blink of an eye. Try to enjoy every second of TRA because you won’t believe how proud you’ll be when you see it’s growth. You are all amazing and I have faith in you. Do not let TRA go! I promise that I will always try to be a part of TRA you cannot get rid of me! Please remember that you can always contact me. Also a special request from me: we see how the social media grows each and every day. Please please do not stop posting on Facebook and especially twitter. Our twitter page can make TRA much more global. As I said before, you can always ask for help from me about social media too 🙂
Well this isn’t really a goodbye so I won’t say goodbye. Good luck everyone I am sure that you’ll do great stuff and you will grow with TRA!