Monthly Archives: April 2014

And… scene! Take four (months)!

WHAT? In the blink of any eye my first year at UBC has ended. I simply cannot believe how fast this first year passed by… considering I didn’t seem to have done much at all. But yes, I remember sitting down and writing an excruciatingly hard calculus final yesterday at the SRC and yes, I believe that was my last exam! Now the waiting begins.

This past year has been one of many learning experiences for me, both inside and outside of school. I took my first steps in experiencing the “real” world and I know I still have so much to see of that. I learned the increasing importance of time management and prioritization, and also learned the true reality of how hard earning money is with my first job. I learned about being independent, even if just partially, as my school and work schedules differed from the rest of my family and I was often forced to figure out a lot of things by myself – like transportation, food, alarms (oh, the dreaded alarm clock!). There was sincerely much to be learned and experienced in simply this first year, I can’t imagine how it would be like in the future.

I learned that as much as it is important to succeed in an education, it is just as important to secure friendships, reach out, and be involved. I learned the importance of having enough humility to ask for help, and the willingness to offer that helping hand if someone is there to ask.

I learned to look for objectives when acting, I learned how to derive and integrate (the latter… only sort of), I close read about vampires, food, werewolves and drew meaning from Old English passages, I learned the origins of language and English language roots, I learned about the large complexity that is the human brain, about learning, stress, coping, about mental disease, about social interactions and personality; I learned the basics of the economy.

To say simply that this year was a year that was packed full of learning and gaining new insights would be an understatement. It was a year that was simply very enjoyable and eye-opening to say the least, and makes me ever more glad that I chose UBC.

This summer I’m looking forward to working a little more and also spending LOTS of time relaxing and catching up with friends. I’ll blog once in a while, but probably will be back full force in September. Here’s to the four month summer! (And to those who are taking the summer term – best of luck!)

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What? It’s [Almost] Over?!?

I have been SO incredibly lazy this entire term that I haven’t even gotten around to blogging :1 And I’ve said it time and time again that it’s been absolutely insane the past couple months, but also crazy how fast time has flown by. Seriously, it’s incredibly unbelievable. It only seemed like a few weeks ago that I walked through the campus for the first time a IMAGINE and finding my way around the campus, but already I (mostly) know my way around the campus like it’s my second home and I think I’ve relatively settled in nicely. But these eights months have flown by!

Of course, it’s not over until it’s over and now begins the fun part of cramming studying for finals. I got five coming up and considering how I’m doing in my courses all term, I am going to need all studying I can get for these courses.

Somehow, this term has felt a lot more challenging than the previous one – perhaps because I was balancing a lot of other things on top of school. Whatever it is, this term will definitely be an interesting memory and hopefully it all ends up ok!

Getting back into hardcore study mode to finish these exams. Summer is so close!

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