Seriously, it’s unreal to me that I’ve only lived here for a little over a week. This is probably because I managed to fit in so much within that short period of time. Here are some highlights from my first week at UBC:
I sported my awesome Coachella-style Firstweek wristband all week long and rocked the pink sunglasses that came in my frosh kit like no other (except possibly AMS prez Jeremy McElroy during his Imagine Day speech). I went to the legendary indoor/outdoor pool party and wiped out hardcore on the inflatable obstacle course. I got my groove on at the blue and gold dance and spent a small fortune on Swedish-made furniture at IKEA. I saw The Arkells live in concert and questioned whether or not the lead singer of one of the opening bands was wearing pants. I went hiking at Grouse and tried to muster enough energy to do the Grind (decided to pass, but I will attempt it at some point during the next four years…maybe).
I lost my keys, my wallet, my UBC card, and my severely battered iPhone, only to (thankfully) recover all of them shortly afterwards. I ate my weight in food at the Vanier commons block and developed a minor addiction to the Tropical Blend juice in Hubbard’s, screamed until I lost my voice at the pep rally, got unbelievably lost on the way to my first psych class and got way less sleep than most doctors would recommend. All in all, it’s been an amazing week, and every day this place seems to feel more and more like home to me. Even though I’ve gotten homesick a couple times, I’ve never once regretted my decision to come to UBC. Seriously, there’s no place in the world I’d rather be right now.
But now that the first week is over, it’s time to actually get down to business. I am here to learn after all (I know, I’m as surprised as you are). However, I promise that getting to work is easier said than done, especially when you feel like you’re at summer camp. There’s always something to do around here and someone to do it with, not to mention that I’ve barely even seen a cloud in the sky since I arrived. I had to turn down a couple invites to Wreck Beach this afternoon in order to stay in my room and finish my Bio 112 readings. Times are hard. I’m going to go actually attempt to get some hardcore studying done before the sun goes down. Stay beautiful, UBC.