Unfortunately, my first semester at Ryerson is quickly coming to an end. I can safely say it’s been the most incredible, enjoyable, challenging, and rewarding few months of my life thus far. Although I’ll miss every aspect of university life during my 4 week long break from classes (crazy, right?!), I can’t wait to go home and get a much needed dose of family, friends, holiday celebrations, and vegging out in front of my television!
Here’s a list of things I came up with to ensure maximum winter break satisfaction. All activities below are recommended for people of all ages…
1. DAY OF LAZINESS: spend an entire day lazy-ing around the house, free of any responsibilities…catch up on TV (extremely important), read a non-school related book, nap, eat, relax, whatever floats your boat! Essentially, do all of the things you rarely have time for in university.
2. PET TIME: I don’t know if any of you have pets, but I miss my dog more than I ever could’ve imagined. I’ll be spending some quality time with that guy ASAP.
3. WINTER ACTIVITIES: tobogganing, skiing, snowboarding, snow angels, ice skating, snowball fights, hot chocolate, eating snow, you name it! I’ll be doing it all! (I’m assuming there will be lots of snow in these scenarios)
4. SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY/FRIENDS: this is crucial since the people closest to you that you haven’t seen in a long time will definitely be missing you. So hug your parents! Make plans with friends! Go on a hike! Share all of your university stories! Catch up on what you missed back home! And remember to appreciate the people in your life while you’re around them.
Mainly, I’ll be spending my time de-stressing after exams while also preparing myself for another eventful semester. I don’t doubt that by the second week, I’ll already be looking forward to returning to my beloved city, university, and newly made friends here at Ryerson! Sadly, this will be my final post for the 2013 year, as I’ll now be focusing solely on school work for the final stretch of the semester. Don’t forget to check back here with Why Ryerson in January as I continue to share my most exciting first year experiences!