So I have graduated! It has begun to sink in slowly but this period kind of feels like any other summer break before classes start again in September. I think I will feel the full magnitude of this event once I start working full time. For the longest time I have been telling myself and others that I start working in July. That would mean I have two months to myself. Recently a friend of mine, who I interned with, asked questions that lead me to look up my start date. And to my Surprise, I actually start working on the 22nd of June.
I have been trying to plan this free time out. Although there will be a lot of Netflix and video games, I want to make sure I take advantage of this period. The planning has been more chaotic than I would like. But there are some milestones and general goals that I hope to achieve within these next few weeks. These I shall divulge to you over the course of my future blogs. My main goal here is to travel and to hang out with as many of my friends as possible.
So what have I been up to recently? Well I’ll tell you about three major things I did recently. Let’s start with April 25th. This day also known as Ryerson Engineering Day was the day all engineering students had to present a poster on their thesis or capstone project. This was the last day I had to do something for my undergraduate degree. After the presentation period the Industrial Engineering chapter held their final event of the year. This event was a farewell for the graduating class. Here I had the opportunity to say goodbye to staff and faculty I had interacted with over my five years at Ryerson.I also came to terms with the fact that I wouldn’t see my graduating classmates as frequently as before. We promised to meet up monthly at the least, but it will never be the same. We will no longer run into each other daily or weekly in classes nor in our labs nor in chance meetings around campus. So to celebrate this last university activity I hosted a party at my place for my classmates.
Next are two nature treks I went on. Last weekend I spent three days camping in Algonquin park. Theserene beauty of the place and the disconnect from the city is exactly what I needed to start this summer off. Amongst the various hippie moments, appreciating nature, enjoying a campfire, I was able to relax and unwind. Also like every other Torontonian I checked out the cherry blossoms in High Park. With a large group of friends I organized a picnic under the cherry blossoms. We tossed a Frisbee around, played Uno, took selfies and had a great time throughout it all.
I shall update you on what I have planned this week in my next blog. Spoilers include that I am no longer in Canada at the moment. Stay tuned for the full story next week.