"I'll go on alone with the pain. And I swear that I wont complain. Cause I have the dream you gave me. To keep me strong just how I should be."
You see, when I first came to Bloomfield College, I really wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my talent. All I knew is that I could do what ever I put my mind to but I had no direction and no idea what I truly wanted to become. During the Summer of 2013 Mr. Potuto offered me a job substituting his 6th and 9th grade Summer Transitioning students. I gladly took him up on his offer and became his intern. That summer I realized that I not only loved to teach through my blog, but I enjoyed teaching students in person as well and on the last day of the job I found myself crying about how I would miss working at Cicely Tyson School. I wanted to come back and be his intern again. I wanted to work with him and learn anything and everything possible about teaching animation and animating in general. Most of all, I wanted to become an Animation Instructor just like him, and push my students to work their hardest so that they may succeed as I have.
Even though I didn't get that second chance to intern with Mr. Potuto, I cherish the valuable and knowledgeable time I had with. The only thing I regret is that I didn't tell him how much that opportunity really meant to me. Even after reading about himself in my blog, Potuto had no hard feelings and still felt that I deserved a chance. And that chance opened the door to endless possibilities for my future. That is why I will never forget him; because he was the inspiration for what I wanted to become. And even though I must continue my journey to an animation career without him I will never forget the wisdom bestowed onto me by this great man, Vincent Potuto.
VinniePotuto Celebration Of Life.pdf
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