Well, this is it. My last post in your university year. I was going to write something about resilience with an epic reference to the 1939 classic Gone With the Wind that I’m sure you’ve probably never heard of, let alone seen. But as time past, it seemed prosaic and I decided against it. So, I’m left with a list. Continue reading “Andrea’s list of things to remember”
I’m sure at one point or another this thought has crossed your mind: You’re sitting in a lecture, losing concentration and zoning out. Probably also resisting the urge to check your phone for the 15th time in five minutes, as you look over at the PowerPoint slide on the board and wonder what relevance it will have in the “real world.”
These posts are getting more and more difficult to write. My life’s just not all that interesting, and I’m running out of poignant things to say. Maybe it’s time to embrace simplicity. Continue reading “Embracing simplicity”
It’s officially 2019! I’m sure you have big things planned this year both academically and personally. Are you planning on boosting your GPA? How about landing your dream job/internship? Or perhaps just aiming to get into better shape? Whatever it is, this time of year is perfect for setting goals. Continue reading “How to set goals (and achieve them)”
It’s 2:42 a.m. My alarm is set for 6:50 a.m. and here I am – typing in bed: I hope you had a good break and enjoyed the holidays. I had a total of 10 days off. I stayed in the GTA with my family and did nothing. It was fantastic! The holidays, in general, were as expected – merriment mixed with family, friends and just a touch of yelling, frustration, and the occasional moment of exasperation. A little bit messy, but a little bit beautiful, too. Continue reading “Inertia”
The jump from university to the real world is a colossal canyon that cannot be crossed in mere months. At this point in our lives it is one of the most significant changes we’ll have to face that simply cannot be rushed. Continue reading “3 things every new grad should know”
Every year in September, a cohort of students write a three-day exam just to wait two and a half months for the results. It is a very stressful process, and to top it off the results are published online. Pressure to pass and avoid shame. I know a lot of people (that graduated the year before me) who wrote the CFE this year. The results came out last Friday. Continue reading “When you need to say no”
It’s interesting to think back to where I was last year at this time. Having recently graduated and starting my professional career, writing this blog post helped me to reframe some of the challenges I am currently facing.