I've decided that this year is going to be a year of powerful action words for me. I will fortify; I will strive; no stone will be unturned, and no work undone. I'll be more disciplined, but also more positive. Each day will be greeted with determination. If every important facet of life was represented … Continue reading Fortify!
"One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This … Continue reading We Must Grow Up: on saying goodbye
I've talked before on this blog about how going to Glendon was a no-brainer for me for a variety of reasons, but I don't think I've ever really touched on the bilingual aspect. I'm an anglophone, but I have French-Canadian roots (exhibit A: my very french last name). My paternal grandfather, who I shared a … Continue reading Why is Glendon Bilingualism Important?
This week's post has three main components: the Ontario Universities' Fair, a striking moment of self-realisation, and most importantly, hair-dye. This was my first year attending the Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF). I had no need to go as a high-school student because I decided where I wanted to do post-secondary studies very early on. (Spoiler … Continue reading How University Has Made Me Bolder
So, I don't have nearly the amount of free time in my life that I used to, mainly because I have the time management skills of a very tired old tortoise who has never seen a clock, and doesn't know that the passage of time exists. ...University is hard when it takes you fifteen minutes … Continue reading The Oppressive Limitations of Time; Let’s Talk About Podcasts
Every year the eAmbassadors like to join in the #oneword365 trend. Instead of coming up with a New Year's Resolution, the idea is to pick a single word to shape your year by. Last year I chose Faith, and you can read that post here. This year I'm choosing Revitalize, because almost every aspect of my … Continue reading OneWord365: Revitalize
For as long as I can remember I have known one thing about myself to be true in the most absolute of ways; that I am meant to take part in the telling of meaningful stories. I learned to read at a very early age, earlier than most children, and before long I lived my … Continue reading Finding Truth & Community in Stories
Summer has always been my favourite season. I love the heat of it, the way the air clings to your skin and makes you feel its presence. I love the potential that stretches among all those endless sunny days, taunting you with adventures you haven't even thought up yet. Summer is a time for resolutions, … Continue reading The Different Rules of Summer
Like many university campuses Glendon has it's own lore, lingo, and -dare I say- it's own memes. Thanks to the incredible people that make up our student body and faculty, our small, cozy campus is full of a sense of community and shared student experience. On that note, here are 15 things that indicate you're on … Continue reading 15 Signs That You’re a Glendonite
Weeks ago, I jokingly told my fellow eAmbassador Isabel Duque, -who is Colombia born and Ecuador raised- that I was going to write a post about her. I was just messing around at the time, but the idea stuck so here we go; an Isabel-inspired blog post: Despite it's small size Glendon is a great place … Continue reading Why You Should Make Friends with an International Student