All posts tagged: school

I COMPLETED UNIVERSITY!

YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! Today I wrote my last exam and finished university forever! Four and a half years later… Keep in mind, my brain is exhausted, so anything that doesn’t make sense in the post, just nod your head and smile. HOW DO I FEEL NOW THAT I’M DONE? Relieved. A sense of pride. A long time coming. People ask if I’m sad. I’m not. I loved university, but I’ve been ready for the “real world” for quite awhile. I’ve been anxious to leave my comfort zone and do my own thing. I’m ready. I know what I want to do and the direction I want to go in. I can’t stop smiling because everything I’ve dreamed of doing and hoped of being, I can do and be now. It’s an amazing, free, bittersweet feeling. WHAT HAS UNIVERSITY TAUGHT ME? I’ll take this question year by year. I’ll discuss the top 5 things I’ve learned each year of university, academically and socially. YEAR ONE: I learned friendships and relationships change and sometimes, as much as I want to believe it, they …

My highest and lowest marks in university

In my first semester of university EVER I had to complete a science perspective as part of my journalism program. I (thinking it would be a piece of cake) took a course called Environmental Hazards. Hurricanes? Earthquakes? Volcanoes? EASY! ….NOT! I felt like a complete foreigner. Science is not my strong suit and not at all what I was studying in school. I had no idea what I was learning nor what I was doing. Being in this class can only be described as me being hit by a bus for 3 straight hours. When finals came along, I had to pass the exam of 200 multiple choice to pass the course. Yikes! In the end, I DID IT! Ended up with a 53% in the course and couldn’t be happier! Never become a scientist. Check. My highest mark in university was actually in my last semester EVER (funny how that works). Theatre is one of my minors, and in my last semester I took a class called Advanced Workshop: Performance. I’ve taken performance classes throughout university so I …

Stripping to pay for school

One would likely categorize a stripper as, “those girls” in rap videos who are drug addicted high school drop-outs who give up their bodies to 40-something year old men to make a few thousand a night. For those of you who see strippers in that perspective, it’s because that’s how the media portrays them. Let me be the first to tell you, it’s not true in the slightest. Would it surprise you if I said most girls who work in strip clubs are currently attending respected universities or own a business on the side? Talking with *Nicole, a young woman who is bright, friendly, and currently finishing up her post-secondary education – you would never guess she dances on a stage to pay for her living expenses, textbooks, and food. To understand why she strips, one has to understand her life story. Nicole grew up with a “hippy” mother who painted, walked in the nude, and dabbled in tarot card readings. As a young girl, she was always told to be comfortable in her body and take pride in who she is. Bringing me back to …

A fabulous excuse for procrastination

“Procrastination is not the problem. It is the solution. It is the universe’s way of saying stop, slow down, you move too fast.” – Ellen DeGeneres I’m currently sitting at my dining room table, studying the history of modernization in Asia. When I say “studying” I mean I’m writing on my blog…procrastinating…because studying one child policies certainly does not capture my span of attention for more than 10 minutes. Want to hear a joke? What do you get from a pampered cow? Spoiled milk. Ha. Ok, back to the books. XO Jessica