Meet Rebecca Williamson | #RoadToRyerson

Hello everyone!

At the start of every blog I’d like to answer the same set of questions, as I feel that they will really lend insight to how my life. I’m constantly on the road, frequently at concerts, and always listening to good music, and I’d like to share that with y’all.

Current Location:

On an airplane somewhere between San Francisco and Houston

Current Temperature:

When I land in Houston it will be 104 F (40 C… I had to Google the conversion..)

Last Concert I went To:

5 Seconds of Summer in Mountain View, California (and Concord, Irvine, Chula Vista, Las Vegas.. more on that later!)

Last place I Traveled:

San Francisco, CA

Song I Am Currently Listening To:

The Rest of Us – Simple Plan (please listen to them if you haven’t already!!) 

As you can see, my name is Rebecca, I’m 18,  and I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. You may be asking, “Why are you going to Canada for university if you’re from Texas?” and honestly, this is a question I get all the time. Pretty much whenever I tell anyone where I’m going I’m asked some variation of this question. My answer is rather simple – I wanted to go international and my parents said the UK was too far, so Canada it was! I might also add that I have citizenship in 3 countries; the US, Canada, and Great Britain, so those were my choices for university to avoid ridiculous international tuition rates!

Although I am not technically an international student, since I have Canadian citizenship, I’m still here to represent the other students who are leaving their country and moving to Canada to attend Ryerson. I’ll be sharing all of the new things I have to learn (Celsius, metric system, etc.) as well as the emotions I’m experiencing with being so far away from home. I’m very excited to tell my #RoadToRyerson story, and I hope that you are excited to share this experience with me!

I’ll start by fully introducing myself and sharing my interests so you have a better idea of who I am!

Firstly, music is pretty much the most important thing in my entire life. My music taste can pretty much be described as “early 2000s pop punk,” but I honestly listen to absolutely everything. I also play piano and the cajon drum, sing, and am currently learning guitar.

Where most of my time is spent when I’m at home.

Along with music comes concerts and social media, and this is where I like to think my life becomes a little bit interesting! For the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world for concerts and have been invited to attend events such as the American Music Awards due to my large following on one of my Twitter accounts (I have over 148,000 followers at the time of writing this).

With Harry and Niall from One Direction at the AMAs!


Every year my friends and I tag along on the 5 Seconds of Summer tour, and this year that includes a minimum of 10 cities, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto (wooo!),  and Tampa. It is such an amazing experience, and honestly has led me to discover what I would like to do later in life.

With the 5 Seconds of Summer guys!
With the 5 Seconds of Summer guys!
Friends and I on tour!
Friends and I on tour!

Along with music, traveling is another important aspect of my life. I feel like I’m always on an airplane going somewhere new. I absolutely LOVE the thrill of exploring new places and experiencing new cultures. I spent the majority of last summer in France and it was one of the best things I have ever done. I urge everyone to travel as much as possible whilst you’re still young. Whether it’s a flight across the world or a 3 hour drive, there is always something to discover. I think that’s one of the main reasons I was so keen to go to university out of America. I’m tired of it, and I really want a change. I want to explore somewhere new, establish myself in a new city.  I know Toronto isn’t too different from the US, but it’s different enough. I know that finally living downtown in a big city is the first step to making my dreams of working in the entertainment industry come true.

Paris and San Francisco
Paris and San Francisco

I’ve been pretty shy my whole life, but I’m trying really hard to put myself out there more this year! Please feel free to add me on any social media or drop me a message – I’m always online so I’ll probably reply creepily fast. If you see me around on campus next month please say hello! I’m not the type of person that can go up to someone and start a conversation, but if you come to me I’ll be glad to talk! I really hope that moving to Toronto and beginning a new chapter of my life will be a good change, and will help me grow as a person and face many of my fears.

Until next time,

Rebecca  🙂

To check out the rest of my story, click here. 

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