Sooooo, it’s January. The holidays are over, a new year has begun, and with it comes a new semester.
I’ve detailed many of my reasons for choosing to go to Glendon on this blog previously, but never my strangest one:
I deeply, deeply appreciate the way Glendon brands itself.
In the past few weeks I have written several blog posts, and posted zero of them, as I’m sure at least a few of you noticed.
I got pretty personal in my last post which touched on my struggles with mental illness, and the response I received was great, but a little bit overwhelming for someone who had previously been very quiet about the issue. Family members and friends are still approaching me about it, wanting to talk about what I wrote. Posting again is a little bit intimidating after that.
So that’s one reason why there hasn’t been anything new on here. Another is because, frankly, I don’t feel like myself these days, and the posts I’ve written –and discarded- have seem strained. I’m not really willing to upload posts that aren’t a representation of my authentic self (whoever she may be).
The semester is over for me, and I’m happy to be home for a few weeks. I’m still loving everything about Glendon as a school and a community, and I hope I’ll come back from this break well rested (hah!) and ready to take on a new semester with some energy and drive in me.
I hope that all of you reading this are having a safe and happy last month of 2015 so far. I should have a real post up soon. (I have one in progress in another window, so we’ll see where that goes.)
This week, us eAmbassadors are writing about success.
We were in our monthly meeting and got a little off topic railing on how unattainable ideals of success for today’s students can be, which then lead to a discussion of what success even is. Francette, who is of course one of the oldest and wisest of us and therefore full of great ideas, suggested we do a themed week where we each would talk about our own personal ideas of success.
So here I am trying to ruminate on success while sitting in a dorm common room with some friends, all of us pretending to be productive in-between bouts of singing Adele and Hillary Duff. (#reslifestruggles)
I’m obviously very new to this vlogging thing so be gentle! Fun fact: I whittled this down from 20 minutes of rambling because I’m that extra. (I also accidentally cut out an important part of what I was trying to say and couldn’t recover it, but I’m learning!! I swear!!)
A couple of my fellow eAmbassadors, Sienna and Krysta, have written excellent posts on managing the “LDR”, or Long Distance Relationship. Now, I’m happily and perpetually single, so I know nothing about maintaining romantic relationships, but I am practically a professional at long distance friendships. (Just ask my best friend of going on 15 years; she’ll vouch for me!)
When starting post-secondary life friendships are a huge concern, but it’s not just making friends that has us students panicking; some of us just can’t stand the thought of losing the friends we already have. Continue reading Y U No Live Closer: Maintaining Friendships When You Move Away For School
Fall is here, which means that the weather is as inconsistent as Hollywood show-creator Ryan Murphy’s writing. (Sorry to those of you who don’t get the reference, I can never resist a Ryan Murphy dig.)
It also means that I’m in the mood to reminisce. Does fall make anyone else feel particularly nostalgic?