The following tweet sums up my feeling about what is about to go down next week:
Love how the anticipation is building for the @UBC Summer Institute #VR Course! #educ490v96a #UBCMET RT @physicsfuntime: Rooves will be raised next week! pic.twitter.com/MVcXyR5nPi
— MET Community (@METSocialLab) July 7, 2018
In 48 hours, I will be living the dream.
Unlimited cinnamon buns.
Am I building #campuslife up in my head? Possibly.
I’ve got a supply list, too. I have a suite with a kitchen and breakfasts will be made in-room. The bodum is packed; electronic coffee makers be damned! Low-rider folding chair. 360 camera. Ear plugs. 2 portable chargers. Picnic blanket.
I am adopting somewhat of a honey badger approach to my learning. Well… “Dana Honey Badger”, that is. I can never truly not give a *$&@. That is not in my DaNA. I suppose what I mean is that I am letting my authentic voice be heard. In order for this to happen, my writing is conversational, and not through an APA-filter. If I need to write a paper, I will push the APA requirements to its limits. If it is not a formal paper, though… look out. I may drop a “holy crap” (should that be capitalized?) or a “Wait what?” or even a “Fan-freakin-tastic!”
Is how I am feeling similar to how I may feel when I retire? Yes!!!! That is it. My true self will finally be at 100% transparency; grammar will be but a mere consideration. And who cares??? I am outtie!
Such big talk coming from a pleaser.
I know that I will still put my all into my last course… who am I trying to kid?
Anyhoo… I am really looking forward to the f2f (that means face to face, in case you didn’t know. omg? on my goat, etc.) I am meeting a former group member from 5 courses ago; I am going to track down professors for a hand shake or two; I am going to bring a picnic blanket and loiter on a patch of grass. Shoot some fan-freakin-tastic 360 video. I CAN’T WAIT!
I couldn’t imagine a better way to finish MET.
2 Responses to Last course! I can’t freakin’ believe it.
Hey Dana, we’ll have coffee and muffins ready for you each morning too!! Living the dream. Welcome to UBC
Fantastic! You folks are very aware that most educators will be wrapped around your finger for free food. I tried starting the hashtag #likeaneducatoratafreebuffet… Not sure why it hasn’t taken off, lol. Thanks for the welcome!!!