Unlike the rest of the UBC Blog Squad, I decided to volunteer to be a part of the Student Leadership Conference instead of attending as a delegate. I thought I’d get a different experience, y’know?
Also, I get to wear this cool t-shirt. Volunteers at this year’s SLC will be wearing purple and blue t-shirts, just FYI. 🙂
As a volunteer, I had to attend a volunteer work party. No no, it’s not like your employees’ annual Christmas party, but more like an orientation where we also do some menial-but-time-consuming-and-also-sort-of-important tasks in preparation for this Saturday. It was more fun than it sounds like, I swear!
Only after we did all that work did I realize how much there was to organizing the SLC. On the dry erase boards in the CSI&C there’s a giant list of things that need to be done by Saturday. So much stuff to do! At the volunteer party, we only helped out with a fraction of it. So it’s pretty amazing that everything will be running smoothly this Saturday (er, knock on wood). Huffah for the SLC planning committee!
The best thing about the work party is that it reminded me about how awesome it is to get involved. Although I’m not going to be attending any of the much-anticipated presentations (Paul’s especially excited), I think it’s going to be fun working behind the scenes and making things happen!
Hopefully I’ll see y’all there? 🙂
Psssst. You can still register to attend the SLC right… here!
Hello, hello 😉
My morning started off rather blearily (if you can imagine that). My alarm was set 5 hours earlier than it had been for the past week. By the time I left the house, the sun still hadn’t risen. Plus, I had to scrape ice off my car before leaving, which is actually pretty scary business when you’re sitting inside and your mother is outside creating horrible scraping noises on the front windshield.
I was actually pretty excited to be back at school. Seeing everyone in my class again (I couldn’t stop smiling) and meeting the profs brought back the feeling of reallyactuallytruly wanting to learn new things. And that’s an awesome feeling.
Although I can’t say I’m eager to find out what my body fat composition is this term. Not after all that turkey.
At the same time, I really wish school hadn’t started again so soon. None of my family member have school yet, nor do my friends at other universities. I feel like I’m losing out on valuable catch-up time with them. 🙁
Other highlights of my day include finding old high friends in unexpected classes, dodging the horrendous line-up at the Bookstore, and, for the first time ever, deciding to withdraw from a class (ENG 110). Oh, and I accidentally set off the panic alarm whilst trying to ignite the engine in my car. I didn’t make eye contact with anyone in the parking lot on my way out because of that.
All in all, it was a fairly decent day 😀 If only it was a little warmer…