Personal Reflection

The Night Before My First Day Of School

The night before my first day of class, my phone charger stopped working. And that made me freak out more than the thought of going back to school.

So I was running around the house trying to figure out what to do. Eventually, I found another charger in a bag which was in another bag on the top shelf of my closet. This extra charger was a gift from a family friend. At the time, I thought I’d never use it. How silly of me.

I know I don’t need my phone to survive. But it’s nice to have a phone and a fully charged one on the first day back.

I’m also realizing just how much I use my phone now that I’m a writer and blogger. I use the WordPress app all the time to write posts, edit drafts, send comments.

So I see the logic in that one is none. Two is one. If you only have one of something and it breaks down or becomes unusable, you don’t have that thing anymore.

You just never know.

Things break. So it’s nice to have a backup, a replacement. Ditto for saving your files and having copies of your work everywhere.

So I’m not as stressed right now because after running around with my head cut off, I’ve regained myself enough to write this blog post.

The phone screen is cracked, my original charger and headphones don’t work anymore. I need a new phone. Shame I’m broke, though.


Thoughts I Have About The First Day Of School

I’m writing this before I go back to school, but by the time I edit and publish it, I’ll probably have survived my first day. Or not. I don’t know. Even though I want to predict the future sometimes, I can’t. Ever.

(I survived.)

While the first class is an easy one in some ways, I’ve never felt great in the days leading up to it. Nervousness and excitement don’t mix well for me. I’m just a ball of stress in the mornings.

Fortunately, university hasn’t been as horrible as high school.

I think I’ve experienced enough first days to know I’ll get through another one without the world crashing down on me.

I’m going into my third year of university. Been there, done that. Twice. So I’m not as nervous or terrified. I think I’m more excited than scared at this point. I just want to make this year the best one yet. At least better than last because second year is not one I want to relive. Thankfully, I don’t have to.

(Now I only have one more first day to go. That’s insane. I can’t wrap my head around it.)

I’m wondering if I was more worried about my first day of work. Technically, first days. I think not. There’s something scarier about school, I guess.

To all the students who have gone back, I hope you had a great one. To all those yet to go back, I wish you the very best. If you already graduated, congrats on making it through.

I don’t really know what else to say, except that I’m looking forward to seeing what this year has in store. I have no idea what to expect, so I’m not expecting much.

I know it won’t be easy. But challenge makes life interesting.

I’ll write about my trials and tribulations, so you can laugh at me as I wallow in my misery.

I like to think whatever happens, happens for a reason. I can’t control everything, but I can control myself.

Over the course of this semester, I will do my best to look after my health (physical and mental). That’s important to me. And my happiness too, of course.

Here’s to an amazing year. May you achieve all your goals, academic or otherwise. I hope 2017-2018 is everything you hoped for and more.


5 Things You Should Not Bring To Your First Day Of School

I’m sure those lists about what you need to bring on the first day of school are so omnipresent you don’t want to see another one of those lists. So to put us all out of our misery, I’m putting a spin on it with what not to bring on your first day of school.

  1. A past. It’s a new year so go in with a blank slate. Even if you left off on bad terms with some people, strive to amend your relationships. No, you don’t have to be best friends with them but be amiable if possible. It will make your life easier if there’s no awkwardness every time you walk by a certain someone.
  2. Stress. This won’t help you make the most out of your time at school. Besides, going in with too much stress will negatively impact your performance. A little adrenaline rush is not a bad thing however.
  3. An attitude. Nobody likes a negative or spiteful attitude. Your teachers don’t, your friends won’t, and your peers will be turned off before they even get to know you. So keep your emotions in check especially, in school when hundreds if not thousands of people are around to witness your behaviour.
  4. Misconceptions. Once again clear your mind, erase your preconceived notions, and start the new year right. You may hear rumours or stories from your older siblings or senior students but these aren’t always true.
  5. Excuses. “I missed the bus.” “I slept in late.” “My alarm didn’t go off.” None of that. You’re old enough by now to take full responsibility of yourself and your actions so if you make a mistake, correct it. If you slip up once, don’t slip twice. Forgo the excuses to get results. Or forgo the results and get excuses. It’s your choice.Back To School

This is also applicable to work too.