Uni: First Semester Review

Good morning lovelies, hope your day is going well. Today I wanted to reflect on my first semester, things I’m grateful for, things I wish I did differently, what I enjoyed and did not enjoy so much.

I want to start out by thanking everyone who helped me through my first few months at my university, (get comfy this could be a while). Thanks to my parents, sister (especially my mom, whom I always called in a panic before an exam) and all my friends who have helped me, wether it was academically or socially. Honestly I have no clue how different things would’ve been if Georgia wasn’t there with me. We met so may people and tried many new things, which I wouldn’t have done alone. She could always relate to my struggles and neither of us had to go through anything alone. So thankful for Sinead, Erin, Jessica, Liam and Didier for alway being there for me wether we were studying for an exam or someone was editing my work at 2 in the morning, or movie nights or party nights, I can alway count on you guys and of course Lauren for being the reason I passed calc! Also, I can’t forget about Tay, who I could always count on to make cookies (or I guess eat the dough) and watch netflix at 3 in the morning, or for letting me sleep in her room countless times and Leila who gives me motivation to go to the gym (to work off all that cookie dough). I am so thankful for all the people I have met, everyone has played major role in my life these past few months, I sincerely hope you all remain in my life for years to come because I really couldn’t have made it through without all of you. I could honestly do a whole post on how important every single person is to me. *I have met so many amazing friends and would be here for hours writing about each of them, and maybe at the end of the year I will do that 🙂

There have been a couple things I wish I did differently, like learning to study more efficiently, or not procrastinating (though I am doing much better). I also wish I took more classes in french but that’s an easy fix moving forward. Honestly there’s not much I regret, or would change.

I feel like it would be quicker for me to just say what was hard and unenjoyable, and for you to assume I loved the rest of it. I knew university would be hard and time consuming, but at some points it was very overwhelming and really hard to stay motivated. I didn’t do as well as I hoped in my classes, but everything is a learning experience. I know I did my best and sometimes that’s all you can do (thanks mom for always reminding me of that). Other than the stress of school work and grades, I really enjoyed my first semester.

If you made it to the end, wow that’s amazing! Thanks to everyone that has read through this all, I know it was kind of long, but thanks for taking the time to read it.

~Tori Scherle~

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I'm 22 years old and starting my Masters in Biology at the University of Ottawa in September. I just recently graduated with my Honours BSc - Biology. I love photography, baking, plants & adventures!

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