Can you imagine celebrating your 95th birthday? To be able to look back on all those years that you have lived and think about the years to come? At 18, it seems impossible that I’ll live that long. But if I do, I can only hope that I’m just as elegant and graceful as my Great Great Aunt Jess.
In grade 11, I went to a meeting where several alumni came in and shared their tips for First Year. I remember furiously trying to write down everything they said to me, and later even copying it down in a notebook I had designated for school searching and making decisions. Flipping through that little book now, it is funny thinking about how their advice stuck with me through University. Here are some of the things that stuck with me.
Now that I’m on summer vacation, I’ve spent a lot of time looking back on my first year of University. I love looking back and trying to piece together my favourite moments, the amazing learning experiences and the road bumps that made it the year that it was. As cliché as it may sound, it was definitely a rollercoaster; full of fast paced ups and downs that left me with a mixture of shock and excited adrenaline.
Although my first year of university came to its close a month ago, and I have everything settled for when I go back to Halifax in September, I still feel like I am at a greater and more complicated crossroad than before.