Here I am, in my third week, of my third year of university, thinking how did this all happen so quickly. I feel like this is going to be a great year, a year to try new things, and meet new people. In order to do this, I decided to volunteer to give tours of my school to future students. Once you have volunteered for a year, you have the opportunity to get hired as a tour guide. When I took a tour with my sister last spring, I decided it would be fun to tell high school students why I love my school so much, and it also looks great on a resumé.
The other day in my English class, a girl made an announcement about a magazine that she is a part of at my school, that can be bought in stores all over Canada. Basically, it is a group of people who meet and read fiction story submissions, and decide which ones should be published. I thought this sounded like a cool idea, but what really got me was when she mentioned that being a part of the magazine counts as legitimate work experience, as the magazine can be bought in bookstores, and your name is published. So a few of my friends and I are now a part of this magazine! I am happy with my decision to get involved in my school community, as I feel like it is important, and it is exciting to do something that is in my area of study (I am an English major for those who don’t know!).
This semester I am taking three English courses, a psych course, and a counselling course, which means I have enough reading to do to last me forever. Somehow, I have managed to be one day ahead of all my course readings (miracle), but, it is so hard to read the books for my English classes because it’s just reading! Like you know you should be reading, but you really don’t want to, because you don’t really have to (Thank God for SparkNotes). Next week essays start to roll in again, so it will give me something else to do thankfully (I probably won’t be thanking anyone when I’m actually doing them though). Hopefully, I can remember all the literary tricks and tips in order to write a kick ass paper, and get a good mark! Third time’s the charm, right?
Wish me luck,