Happy New Year Badgers!
Welcome back from the Winter break. I hope each of you had a fun, relaxing time off. I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba for Christmas and spend a week in Varadero. I can safely say, I would much rather have the sun and the beach over the wind and the snow any day! However, coming back to Canada did make me appreciate how beautiful it gets in winter. I always feel like I live in a snow globe!
As this semester rolls around, I am looking forward to a new beginning with new courses and extra—curricula’s. Here are some of the things I plan to achieve this semester:
1. Stop procrastinating!
This is a hard one, but also the first on my list every semester. As things get busy, it becomes easier to say yes to more breaks and the mindset “I will have time for this tomorrow.” Through a weekly schedule and having a plan for every day, I hope to be more proactive this semester. I have always met my deadlines in time, but I would also like to get things done much earlier this semester. I am also the kind of person that likes to be busy all the time, so this semester I am going to try to not take up too much and manage my time wisely.
2. Have more school spirit!
Last semester I was able to go to a couple of the basketball games at Brock and Meridian Centre. It was great cheering for the Badgers (especially when they won) and seeing everyone so hyped up! I was disappointed that I had never attended any of the varsity games previously. This semester, I would like to go to more games and support our athletes, especially since some of our Brock International Ambassadors are on the Basketball, Wrestling and Volleyball teams.
3. Spend wisely!
This is another hard one, but using the tips I highlighted in my Living on a Student Budget blog last semester, I want to stick to my budget and save up for my next trip. Visiting Cuba has been my first trip to Latin America and I enjoyed every bit of it. As I was leaving the resort, I was already thinking of my next travel destination and how much I have to save up. As of now, the plan is to go to California and San Francisco in the summer. I will definitely have to stick to my budget if I want to afford that trip!
Apart from these, I would like to continue my volunteer and extra-curricular involvement with the Brock International Office, Power to Change, DECA U and Brock Conversation Partners. I wish you all the best for this upcoming semester – I’m sure it’s going to be great!