starting now,
i need to head towards building my future.

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(skip to paragraph three if you're here for what the series is all about)

I don't think I have spoken much about my university plans on the blog yet because I haven't felt ready for it. Now, I think I'm ready. To cut a long story short, I've spent the majority of my pre-university academic career working hard with the goal of getting into a particular university to study in a specific faculty. By grade 11, I was taking all the courses I would need in preparation for my grade 12 year where I would be taking all the required courses for the major I would be applying for. In grade 11, I was starting to feel stressed because I was finally about to find out if I was capable of handling the required courses and by grade 12, I was suffering with a whole new level of stress. For those who are not familiar with the school system in Canada, we go to elementary school (K- Gr.5), middle school (Gr.6-8), high school (Gr. 9-12), then perhaps university or college if desired.

I applied to three universities, all for the same major, and the anxiety that arose from the application process to the results that were suppose to arrive in my inbox and mailbox took over a good chunk of my everyday life. I received admission offers from all three schools and of course, I chose to go with the university I had dreamed of attending for years for Electrical Engineering. The university I'm about to attend offers co-operative education, or co-op for short, which is where academic studies is combined with work experience. Basically, my academic terms will alternate with paid work terms and by the time I graduate, I will have two years of relevant work experience. This means that I'll be able to learn and work throughout the next five years and if all goes well, I won't have to graduate in debt. 

So why does this mean that I need to start a new series? Well, with co-op comes the need to move every four months from where my university is, to possibly a different city, and then back. I'll be going around with everything I own in two large suitcases, a small carry-on suitcase, and a backpack. Not only do I have to make sure I keep everything I own light and minimal, it also means that I have to manage my finances well and stay organized. Through this new series, I'm hoping to share some of my tips on organization, finances, and life in general as I grow and find my way to stay balanced in life. I'm actually going to be moving halfway across the country from British Columbia to Ontario so it'll be interesting moving from the wonderful West Coast to Central Canada. 

With growing in life as I take on the university career I've dreamed of comes new responsibilities and new experiences. This series will hopefully help you as I take you along this journey where I build my future.

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I am open to any suggestions or questions you may have so please feel free to comment with anything.
I'm considering doing a Q&A post sometime later in the summer!
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Other series: Note to Self (every Monday) / The Little Things (the 7th of each month)


10 comments

  1. Ontario welcomes you ;)

    Co-op pays A LOT--I'm often jealous of my friends who are taking co-op because it's a huge chunk of money that goes towards paying off their student debt.

    Congrats on your acceptance, and best wishes for the next five years!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting series, I look forward to reading! Following you on Bloglovin!

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  3. Congratulations on being accepted into the uni and course of your choice! I'm currently waiting for the green light for a course transfer which I find more interesting, it's I'm a nervous wreck!

    Co-op seems very interesting! I do hope I could get a job which sends me around, but I'm also scared of that thought as I don't do well with changes.

    Looking forward to the new series, and good luck!

    M.May

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    1. Thank you!
      Good luck on the course transfer! :)
      xx

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  4. So glad you were accepted and more importantly you got accepted at the university you dreamed of going to. Good luck with everything :)
    Amy x
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  5. Congratulations on being accepted! It makes it all the more sweeter that it was the one you have wanted from the beginning ^.^

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