#WhyAreYUHere: A Meditation on Having Nothing Figured Out

As an end-of-term blog post challenge, Team Awesome decided to all delve deep into Self-Reflection Land and retrieve a glittering nugget of meaning from the chaotic swirl of exam season. What is worth the frankly alarming amount of stress that we students put on ourselves to succeed during this time of year--or in school in … Continue reading #WhyAreYUHere: A Meditation on Having Nothing Figured Out

The Renaissance Student: Keeping Your Multiple Passions Alive at Glendon

Here's a question I'm sure you've been asked: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Seems like a fairly innocent question, doesn't it? All parents/teachers/adult figures tend to ask it of small children. Some children answer with things like "firefighter" or "police woman"; some answer with things like "cupcake" and "lamp post"; … Continue reading The Renaissance Student: Keeping Your Multiple Passions Alive at Glendon

In Honour of World Mental Health Day 2016: The Unconventional Accomplishment Resume

[EDIT, 10/10/16: HELLO FRIENDS. I've made my resume! You can read it here. It was a really fun exercise, and it reminded me of something important: even if I'd filled up ten times as many pages, I still couldn't write down every time I'd impacted my community/society/the world in a positive way. There's just too … Continue reading In Honour of World Mental Health Day 2016: The Unconventional Accomplishment Resume

19 Lessons I Am Learning From Writing My Book (Plus a Note on Honesty and Failing Expectation)

What do students use Reading Week for? Sometimes, as one of my profs said, "Reading Week" is code for "skiing week"; sometimes it's time to book that trip to Mexico or Cuba to get some much-needed sun after the long dark of Canadian winter. Sometimes it actually is what it says it is--a week of … Continue reading 19 Lessons I Am Learning From Writing My Book (Plus a Note on Honesty and Failing Expectation)

#GLSuccess: The Only B+ I Ever Received (And Why It Was Really, Really Good For Me)

A reality to consider: there are students alive right now who consider getting out of bed in the morning to be a matter of considerable triumph. Another reality, to juxtapose: there are students alive right now who have near perfect GPAs and well-paying dream jobs and the out-loud approval and validation of their professors, and … Continue reading #GLSuccess: The Only B+ I Ever Received (And Why It Was Really, Really Good For Me)