Stories From The Arch:
Chronicles of a Mac Student
Time is really flying by! Tomorrow is the first official day of Fall and I can't believe that it's almost the end of the September. By now the excitement of Welcome Week has died down and with coursework piling on, the reality of the school year has set in. And on top of all of this, Reading Week is only two weeks away, which means that midterm season is right around the corner and it's time to start preparing yourself for those long nights of studying and/or writing essays.
Last week was the SSC’s first week of the #GetWithTheFlow digital series, and the focus was on getting with the flow of academics in university. So, I thought it would be useful to reflect on some of the ways my study habits have changed from first year, as well as the tools and resources I used to improve them.
I was recently looking at pictures from when I attended the Horizons Leadership Conference in 2014 and was reminiscing about my first year in university. I remember writing a letter to myself before I had started my undergrad during the conference in which I gave myself some advice for the next couple of years. Since I’ll be starting my final year at university next week, I thought it would be fun to write a letter about all the advice I would give my first year self after having experienced it all. Here it goes!
At the age of five, I travelled alone on a plane for the first time. Although it was a short flight from Abu Dhabi to Hyderabad, it was an amazing experience that sparked a passion for travel and my dream to one day work at the airport where each person travelling has their own unique, personal story and reasons for the places that they're travelling to. So when the opportunity came up to volunteer for the Airport Welcome program, I just couldn't pass it up!
After four weeks of settling into the role of being a blogger and getting used to things, I feel like I hit a wall in terms of what to write for this week's post. During my writer’s block, I realized that I'm feeling less creative because it's gotten to that point of the summer where I just feel like things are dragging on and the tasks that once seemed new and daunting, but also exciting to me are now just part of a weekly routine.