The GTA Commute

The great thing about commuting to Glendon is that you definitely won’t be alone. Glendon has many commuter students, and we all stick together: sympathizing with the late days and triumphing on the fast ones.

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A semi-accurate representation of me driving to Glendon…

This is my first year commuting from a longer distance to Glendon. Previously, I’ve commuted from within Toronto or lived on campus, but as a cost-saving exercise I’m living at home this year. In good traffic my commute takes 40 minutes to an hour, largely thanks to a few tricks I’ve mastered along the way.

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Fall Campus Day

If Glendon’s beauty and community hadn’t already won me over, the blue candy-apple I received at one of my first open houses may have been the deciding factor.

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Photo from @davienab

In exactly three weeks, on Sunday November 6th 2016, I will attending my 10th open-house and last Fall Campus Day at Glendon.

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Balancing Mental Health as a Supporter

This Monday October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Many eAmbassadors have written wonderful and touching pieces concerning mental health (including a great recent post by the ever-lovely Sienna with her “unconventional accomplishment resume”). This is my addition to these narratives.

Much to my dismay, I am undoubtedly a people-pleaser. The devotion and passion I feel for anything I pursue seeps naturally into any connections I experience. I used to willing devote myself completely to another person’s happiness while neglecting my own (a habit I am thankfully beginning to break). But, this means that my efforts to be flexible, understanding and helpful to those I love can turn quickly into emotionally-draining and potentially abusive situations.

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Enjoy the Little Things

It’s so easy in life, especially at university, to get so caught up in the fast-paced lifestyle that you lose your sense of purpose, and happiness is quickly replaced by stress. Happiness is a conscious choice which must be made second-by-second. I love a busy life, in fact I find it very difficult to focus without a list of things to do. But, at the same time as enjoying this I often get so swept up in my next project or plan that I forget to enjoy the moment I’m in.

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Your university experience should be some of the best years of your life, all-night study sessions and all.

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