• Endings

    Blog Post #12 So. This is the end. Or more accurately, an end. Or even more accurately, a few endings for me. This is my last required blog post for a certain class I’ve been taking, and it’s the end of my time at Simon Fraser University. Scary. I’ve been doing my undergrad at SFU for the last 5 years. I started university in 2016, and I’m graduating in 2021. It still doesn’t feel long enough. How do you know if you’re ready to go out into the world and become a full-fledged adult? How do you become ready? Being in university feels like having a safety net beneath you.…

  • Lessons From Riley

    Mini Assignment #6/Blog Post #11 This is my best friend Riley. I think above all, Riley has been my biggest inspiration in trying to gain some confidence and self-esteem. Riley is THAT CHICK. You know the one, she’s effortlessless beautiful, and if she ever fumbles socially she can spin it into something cool. Guys love her, girls want to be her, and I’m lucky enough to be her best friend. Riley just has no care in her body for what other people think, and she’s the most spontaneous person I’ve ever met. She’ll decide to move to another country in the course of a day, quit a job the day…

  • Long Locks

    Blog Post #10/Lesson #734623786483256 SO, I had the CURLIEST, unruliest, can’t-put-a-hairbrush-in-because-it-will-get-caught-and-break-off-in-my-hair, hair. Like, that scene in Princess Diaries where the hairbrush breaks off in Mia‘s hair? That was my reality. That was when I was younger though. I was born with really curly hair, and the curls were so tight my hair didn’t grow down until I was probably four years old. I had an afro, and I’m not exaggerating. So, I tried for years to grow out my hair, I cried and cried because I didn’t have princess hair, but eventually, the curls were weighed down enough that they disappeared. Anyway, sorry for the long beginning, I promise this…

  • How New Moon Should Have Gone

    Mini Assignment #4: Remix Let’s be honest, if you were a pre-teen or teenage girl between 2008 and 2012, you were likely mesmerized by Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, which follows Bella, a human girl, and her dramatic love triangle with Edward Cullen (a vampire) and Jacob Black (a werewolf). If you did have a (somewhat embarrassing) Twilight phase, you were also likely dying over how Bella acted just like I was. Bella is over the moon in love with Edward, until she gets hurt by a baddie vampire, James, and Edward decides he has to move away and dump Bella like last week’s trash to keep her safe. Edward takes…

  • Lessons From Beth Harmon

    Blog Post #7 The Queen’s Gambit came out last year and was basically an instant sensation worldwide. I was just amazed by this multidimensional, badass feminist chess genius main character, as were many others I imagine. The Queen’s Gambit follows Beth Harmon, an orphan in 1960’s America with a natural skill for chess, getting lessons from her orphanage’s janitor in secret and once she’s adopted, taking the chess world by storm. Beth has had a tough life, and she faces a lot of conflict within herself, as well as some really bad luck, but we get to see her mental health journey and her personal growth, and it’s a really…

  • IRL Lesson: Don’t Settle

    Lesson #8342652566238 Don’t settle for less than you deserve, anyone that doesn’t love you for your good parts and your bad isn’t the one. I think that over time I’ve learned to be unapologetic about what I want in life and from any romantic interests. I feel like girls are raised their entire lives expecting to be a wife and a mother, and that we have to just work towards those goals and get married as soon as possible, or even just always have a boyfriend. I have a huge Italian Irish family on my dad’s side, and I have those typical Aunties, you know the ones. My aunties always…

  • Lessons From Cristina Yang

    Blog Post #5 So, what can we learn from Grey’s Anatomy’s Cristina Yang about being the main character? I understand, she’s not the MAIN character of the show, that would be Meredith Grey, however, I believe Cristina Yang has a lot to teach us about living your life as you wish and being the main character of your life. First, I think Cristina teaches us that we shouldn’t compromise on the things that mean the most to us. Cristina never wanted children, she was focused on being a surgeon and saving people, but her partners didn’t respect that. As a woman, her choice not to be a mother wasn’t respected,…

  • IRL Lesson: Don’t Be Cool

    Blog Post #4 Lesson #234792773 in being the Main Character: Don’t try to be cool, pleeeease don’t. For my first ever job when I was 16, I worked making milkshakes and desserts for a restaurant in B.C. I was so annoyed the whole time, because I had to wear clunky kitchen shoes and an ugly white t-shirt button-up, and a HAIRNET, while all of the pretty hostesses and waitresses got to wear all black and have their hair out and looked great. I was SO ANNOYED, especially because I had a crush on half of the kitchen boys and waiters. I still get embarrassed thinking about that uniform (even though…

  • Lessons From Black Widow

    Mini Assignment #2/Blog Post #3 I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing here, writing a post for this little blog, but I’ll give it a shot. My name is Natasha Romanov, but I’m better known as the Black Widow. I was asked to talk about some of the things I’ve learned about living life to the fullest, so here I am. I’ve done a lot of things throughout my life, I’ve travelled the world, saved and taken lives, and had a million different faces. I’ve worked alone and I’ve worked in a team. I’ve been an assassin and I’ve been an Avenger. Throughout it all, I’ve learned two things. First,…

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