November 8, 2010 § 2 Comments
So for a while now I’ve been fretting about the present and future, and life decisions, course selection, meaning of life and all that. Typical university student worries right? well it was getting out of hand as i hadn’t been to class for practically 2 weeks, save a few labs and french classes to take quizzes. I have jest been overwhelmingly tired (The residence cafeteria, as awesome as it is in providing for vegetarians, it unfortunately does not do so well with vegans, and my Iron and b vitamins and all that energy giving nutrient stuffs is lacking. So I’m on track changing my sleep patterns again and sorting out my thoughts using a variety of processes. Starting with a general statement on facebook to get help organizing my thoughts. As I suspected, My dear friend Lexi sent me a link to on the website to solve my problems. (many times i don’t follow links like this, but I’ve long since learned that everything Lexi sends me is worth it and helpful. So here we go.
What am i good at?
i found this one the hardest, it’s always easiest to hear what you’re good at from others. So I’m still gathering the answers to this by asking people who know me well.
– good friend – drawing – sticking with projects, books, people I love – handling animals – leading – loving – teaching – people person
What excites you?
drums – environment – dress-up – painting on a large scale – big projects – cats – travelling – connecting people – other languages – being with people i know and love – other cultures – public speaking (I’m actually terrified when i speak in public, but i love it) – reminiscing – group living – cooking vegan/raw
What do I read about?
magic – other countries – youth – environmental living – humanitarian action – changing the world – quests/journeys – finding yourself – vegan cooking – childrens books
What have you secretly dreamed about?
– leading drum circles – being in a band – starting a youth hostel – creating a hostel/program/Dépanneur Sylvestre thingy in western canada for the homeless – being a part of a non-monetary community – running a camp – becoming a cat/wizard
carrying on with these ideas on that website I also will add one more
Current plans or goals to complete in life?
Become a Katimavik PL – do Canada World Youth – take a semester abroad – take 3 courses per semester in classes im truly interested in – go to the Quidditch World Cup – go to the UK/thailand/india/nepal/senegal – wwoofing – tree planting – territories/maritimes – live in a yurt
So how many years does that take? also I’d have to have jobs in between to fund the international and travel things. By the time its all done, then I’d need a career. Or would I? I think that would be when I focus on some of the larger projects under the what have i secretly dreamed about category.
Yes. I think that looks nice.
My mom took 26 years to get her general studies degree, and she seems quite happy. She took courses that she loved and learned what she was interested in. My grandpa said once when i was telling him about my uncertainty in degree choice that he hoped I wasn’t taking my mothers route in school, but I quite like it. I think it’s pretty cool to travel and experience, and use school as those gap years, staying still for a semester to relax and learn for a bit.
Yes. Good thought processes then. It’s a bit alarming thinking that I don’t want to follow the norm of get in get a degree get out routine that a lot of people are doing around me. The questions ‘what are you taking’ has already haunted me a bit. Oh well.
Weeeee Life mapping!