Wow, the semester is finally coming to a close. It has been quite a year. So much has happened in these last 8 months at College I don’t even know where to begin! I started this year not knowing what to expect, not knowing what the future was going to hold for me and having no idea where my life was going.
In September I had just returned from living in the USA. It was nice to get back into a routine, see my old friends again and let loose a little bit before school got too difficult. I also used that month to redesign my entire portfolio from scratch! I redid my resume and made a template for a cover letter which has really helped me out a lot. Through Conestoga, I was also able to work at the Welcome Back Concert which was a ton of fun!
Moving into October and November I was deep in school work, I got a lot done Student Success Week and was able to see a lot of friends. Later in November I also took a very spontaneous 4-day long weekend trip to Mexico. It was much needed, and gave me the perfect refresh before exams and the semester end!
Moving into December my exams went pretty smoothly, I felt I knew the content well and it showed. A lot of my friends also came home from their various college’s. The holidays were a little bit of a tough time for me as it was the first year without my grandma, but my family did what we could to enjoy them. I also took a lot of time during the break planning out my goals for this year. Many of which I am happy to say I have accomplished!
The new semester brought a whole new level of challenges. Courses such as Law and Finance were a bit of a struggle for me; a design student. However, I have been trying my hardest to do the best I can. January seemed like the month that never ended though. It seems school went full force as soon as week one hit. I had a ton of projects on short schedules. This month I also had a very important job interview and everyone in my class was starting to seek out co-op jobs. I was also able to work the Alessia Cara Welcome Back Winter Concert, which was once again a forgettable experience.
As fellow classmates began securing summer positions while I was left to wait until the end of February to learn that I would once again be moving back to Florida this summer! Besides this, February also threw some new friends my way and I could see the end of the year fast approaching. This was also when I injured my wrist and had to start my physio appointments, and I am happy to say I am now fully healed!
March was also project heavy. I booked trips for after the school year including a trip to Edmonton, Nashville, and Daytona Beach! I had some semester-long group projects that came to a close this month, which I was very happy about. With that, I also failed some tests that I should have studied harder on.
Moving into April a few of my classes have basically already finished, in fact, I am about to go write a final exam within an hour of me ending this post. I’ve started to really perfect my study habits and am happy to say I should be receiving my first 4.0 in a course this semester, possibly multiple of them! I have also finished all my shifts in the Food Bank and only have a few remaining in the Service Hub. My time with Think Conestoga this year is coming to a close as well. As work and classes end though I could not have more excitement as it leaves me a bit of extra time to spend with our new corgi poo puppy; Charlie.
Looking into the summer and the next few months, I fly out to Edmonton right after Easter, and leave for Orlando in just 3 weeks. After I come home in August, I will be so happy to re-bond with our puppy and take him on some crazy late summer adventures. I will also be starting co-op for the fall and be using all those skills I have learned over the last few years.
Overall, I am so amazed by how much has happened and changed over these 8 months and I cannot wait to see what the future brings!