It has officially been a week of university life, which has been filled with new experiences. It kind of worries me that I’ve learned more important things in this week of university than I have in my entire high school career. First of all time management. Making your own schedule is probably the highlight of the whole thing so far. I mean you can’t ask for anything more from education than to select out of hundreds of courses that interest you PLUS get to pick when you want to take them. Id like to add that it seems as though the second everyone leaves high school they forget whatever kind of zombie they were and really open their eyes to everyone and everything around them. At least that’s how it is for me. High school made me feel confined and boring. I had no desire to meet new people mainly because I hated our windowless building that always smelt like cheese, but also because no one really talked to each other. Its weird now when I think about it, but there was so many familiar faces that I never said hello to but now I see someone that maybe I know, maybe I don’t and I just blurt something out to them. And the best part is that I want to. One of my best friends in university right now not only went to the same high school as me, but also the same middle school. Isn’t that the craziest thing ever? Six years of knowing each other and thats how long it took us to become great friends. In reality I can’t say personal time management is the highlight of university because I think meeting new people has become somewhat of a hobby of mine. I also love living with roommates. I got so lucky and am living with three super cool girls. I was so scared I’d be paired with someone that smelt bad or listened to Taylor Swift’s “Look what you made me do” but my roomies aren’t anything of the sort! In fact the more time I spend with them, the more I want to be best friends.
I also wanted to take this opportunity of my blog post to tell everyone what I’m taking in school. Its super exciting OKAY???? It’s anthropology. If you don’t know what that is, basically the way every anthropologist ever will define it as studying what it is to be a human in the broadest sense. If the sound of that doesn’t tickle your fancy are you even human? I’m kidding, maybe you’re human but if humanity as a whole doesn’t really make you wonder about the world you must be boring. Or asleep. My favorite course right now is my cultural anthropology class because learning about all the diversity in the world is the whole reason I chose this program, not to mention my professor is a total genius who has travelled the world, and I hope one day to be like him; enriched with understanding and knowledge of the world, all while possessing an impressive sense of humor.
Overall my short week of university has really opened my eyes and I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made to try something different (that is leaving Calgary). Not to mention I’m proud to say that I am learning my fourth language. Spanish has always been a language I’ve wanted to speak and have tried! While travelling, locals normally laugh at me and walk away when I ask where the bathroom is but with the help of a single class, I can comfortably ask for all my bathroom needs and can’t wait to try out my new tongue abroad.
Last but not least, if you haven’t been to Kelowna you should visit because you are missing out. From the undeniably good weather, to fresh fruit and never ending lake, there truly are no complaints, other than not being legal of course.
Hahahaha haha while writing this, my friend Sara is studying and has taught me a little thing about giraffes; when they mate, the male will rub his head against the lady’s you know what and if she is interested, she’ll go ahead and pee in his mouth.
As I said, I’m learning lots of important things.
Click the link below for an insight of my new chapter! (A really messy vlog)