Sunday, November 28, 2010
Day 5: Stitch
Last night I saw the movie 'How To Train Your Dragon' with some friends. I thought that the Night Fury "Toothless" reminded me of Stitch from Lilo and Stitch, so I decided to wear my Stitch socks today. Plus, they match my pants that I got at Lululemon (for $20!!) perfectly! My Stitch socks were from the Night Market in Vancouver - seriously, I need to go back to that place for more socks for this blog.
I have had a few people now say that they will give me some socks and/or send me some socks and that makes me really excited! I can't wait to start receiving them so I can wear socks I've never worn before and see what happens in my day!
Going back to school as a 'mature' student this year has been a huge life change for me. I had to leave my amazing dog, Pekoe, in BC while I made the trek to live in Calgary. I miss him every single day. Some days more than others. I also had to leave my Mom, Stepdad, brothers, grandparents, aunt and uncle, and many, many friends. It is hard to be away from them all, but I know that there is purpose to me being here and it's something that I needed to do. Plus, in moving here I've become re-acquainted with old friends and made such wonderful new friends!
The student part is difficult though. Now that I'm older I actually care about my grades. Gone are the days that a C+/B- average is alright with me. I now strive for A+, or at least an A, in my classes. It's a lot of work, but extremely rewarding when I succeed. This is probably the most challenging course load I've taken thus far, so it's nice to see that I am doing well (fingers crossed that finals won't hoop me)! I am extremely nervous for next semester though. I have 5 heavy courses, will be working part time, and am just today (when I should be studying) contemplating what aerobic classes I'm going to sign up for. I'm thinking I'll sign up for two classes! Maybe I'm crazy to try and fit all of that in, but I feel that I work best when I am kept busy and have an easier time not procrastinating when I don't have as much open time that I need to fill. Does that even make sense? In plainer English, I thrive on a busy schedule.
There is a certain apprehension I have when looking at next semester's schedule, but an excitement all the same because I know that I can do this. I am a grown up (eek!). I am capable. And I have a solid foundation of people that are encouraging me.
Okay Winter 2011: Bring. It. On.