Realizing you have to reestablish your sleep schedule
Because no more sleeping in during the week.
Realizing you get to see your friends after an entire month apart
As a commuter school student, sometimes it’s hard to make plans with friends during the break, as many of them live far away, work, or go away for the holidays. Returning to school allows you to have a common meeting place with the amazing people you’ve met at Ryerson.
Realizing it’s still winter, and you still have to commute
If you plan to live on campus, this may not be as big of a deal, but walking even 10 steps in the winter can be unbearable sometimes!
Realizing you have a whole semester to redeem yourself and improve your GPA
Last year I wrote a blog post about why second semester can be better than the first, and this is one of the main reasons. If first semester wasn’t your best, don’t let that get you down; second semester is your chance to work even harder to get those grades up. University is an adjustment, but by the winter term, you have hopefully gotten used to the environment, the expectations, and what you personally need to do to have a successful semester.
Realizing you have to go through another term of studying, readings, and projects
Of course working hard and getting good grades is important, but that doesn’t mean you have to be over the moon about completing schoolwork…especially after four weeks of good food, Netflix and much needed relaxation.
Realizing that, good or bad, it’s all worth it because Ryerson is your dream school
Yes, returning from the break can come with both perks and drawbacks, but knowing you get to return to Ryerson is always a good feeling. That’s because choosing the right program for you, and knowing you will be learning about subjects that interest you truly makes the semester something to look forward to.
Also, having an excuse to head to the city everyday isn’t too shabby either.