University Life Update #2

Do you ever have those times where you just want to write but you don’t know what to write? Well, that is me right now. Who knows where this post is going to end up. I guess I could do another university update.

It is nearing the end of the semester and my exams are in a week and a half. I have five exams. It is really more like four though as one of my “exams” is really just like the other tests that I have been doing in that class. I only have one term paper, and a few assignments left to do before I get the pleasure of being on Christmas break. Because of my exam schedule, I will be done my work and be officially on Christmas break on December 15th.

Unfortunately at this time, I will have to say goodbye to one of my pod-mates. 😦 She was only here for the semester but we have become like family I guess you could say. I love her a whole lot and next semester will not be the same without her here with us. Of course there are ways for us to keep in touch, and I’m sure we will, but it won’t be the same.

I cannot believe that my first semester of school is almost over! It has gone by unbelievably fast and I know that the rest of my academic career is going to go by quickly as well. I think that I have finally thought of something that I would really enjoy doing as a career. Right now, I am thinking of becoming a guidance counselor for children at an elementary school. I have not done much research on this yet but I feel like perhaps I would be well suited for this job. I shall do some research and see. Maybe I will even see if I can job shadow a local elementary school’s guidance counselor for a week.

We have had a few flurries of snow so far, and I must say that the city looks very pretty with a light dusting of snow even though it does not last. I am looking forward to the first major snowstorm, but I am hoping for less snow on the ground than what we had last year. Last year was insane.. I know that we had over ten snow days and they were all needed because there was so much of the stuff!

I am tired. I don’t think I will be able to fully feel rested until the break, so I am just holding out until then. Something that is keeping me happy right now though is listening to Christmas music. One of the songs that I just remembered today is one that I have loved for a few years now. The song that I am talking about is Taylor Swift’s cover of Silent Night. It is so beautiful and it makes me happy. 🙂

C’est la vie,

Kayla ❤

Ps. My profs are the best…One of them gave me chocolate on Friday and another one gave us all chocolate today. I am very appreciative of these profs! 🙂

 

 

What Seems Unjust

As I was sitting here in my dorm room and playing a game on my computer, I had some time to think. I have been writing a paper for my sociology class and I guess my mind still hasn’t fully shut off yet. I got to thinking about how different social classes and different cultures are able to function. More specifically I got to thinking about poverty.

It is sometimes hard for me to justify why I am even in school when there are so many people in this world that will never have access to an education. I have more things and stuff in my dorm room than some people will ever have in their lifetime, and it is not even all of the things that I own. This just seems so weird and unjust to me. I think of what my future career might be and if it will have a global impact.

Everyone has their normal. Here in Canada, it is very common for a young adult my age to be going to university. In other countries, they have a different sort of normal. I sometimes wonder what it would be like if there was no poverty in this world, extreme poverty or non-extreme. I also wonder why people place high importance on things that don’t necessarily have any importance to the general human race. In North America, we wear makeup and fashionable clothing to show off. Could you imagine what life would be like if we took the same passion to look nice for other people and instead put that passion into helping others? We are literally put here on earth by God, who wants us to firstly love him, and secondly love others.

I do not really know where I am headed with this post. I will say that poverty and social injustice is very heartbreaking. I guess that I have said all of the main points that I have had in my head. It is just another random thought by yours truly, and I appreciate people reading. My brain can be a weird place. 😛

C’est la vie,

Kayla ❤

 

Hot Chocolate

It is that time of year again! The time when fall starts to fade into winter. It’s a time of a constant chill in the air. And for your typical university student, it’s busy season. It’s a season of stress with all of the assignments and tests, but it’s also a season of anticipation for the Christmas break.

I do not enjoy getting up early on a cold Monday morning, realizing that I get the exciting task of writing a test in less than an hour. That is how I woke up this morning. I put on one of my comfiest and warmest sweaters and headed to class, unexcited with the day that was to follow. I wrote my history test, still freezing. After history, I had another class coming up. As I was waiting for my next class, I decided to treat myself to some hot chocolate from the cafe that is in my school. Let me just tell you that the hot chocolate changed my day! It’s amazing what a little warm drink can do on a chilly and drab day. The rest of my classes were alright today. All it took was a small cup of hot chocolate to make my day a little brighter.

Next time you’re feeling a little chilly, or your day isn’t going as planned, just stop and treat yourself. Your day will turn around; even if it’s only for as long as it takes you to drink a cup full of hot chocolate.

C’est la vie,

Kayla ❤

Ps. Yes, I have started to listen to Christmas music a little bit 🙂 How could I not link this song with this post?? Also, this video for the song is pretty cute! 🙂

Can’t Sleep

It is currently 1:30AM. I can’t sleep. I have so much on my mind. Assignments, tests, and papers loom in my future. The next few weeks of my life promise to be quite stressful. I feel like I am the type of person that gets stressed super easily. I want to be doing good in all of my classes but sometimes I place impossible expectations on myself. 

My life has just been crazy lately. It’s been fun, random, hard, sad, and yet still good at the same time. Even though things may seem like they’re falling apart, we just have to remember that God has got this. He’s in control, and He’s going to hold me together. 

I guess this is all I’ve got to say.. I should probably attempt sleep again! 

C’est la vie, 

Kayla ❤