I don’t know about you, but I’m currently at a point in my life where stress is beyond overwhelming. It seems as though there are too many assignments to do, too much work to complete, and too many decisions to make. I have absolutely no idea how, or why, I’m at this point. BUT! I have discovered ways for me to let off some steam, and have the energy to keep going. Here’s a few suggestions:
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I understand that all of us approach a semester differently, and there are different ways that we work to get the assignments done on time. Now, I’m not the best at staying organized and on task, and I will be the first to admit that! But I have found a couple of things that work for me. I’ve decided to compile a few that I’ve run into and/or used during my University Career, and share them here! I would recommend using a combination of these tactics.
I have a confession to make. These past couple of years have been really difficult for me. And boy, am I ever thankful for that fact! I needed a time of refinement. By that, I mean that I really needed a period of time in which I was able to "not know" what I was doing, "not know" all of the answers, make mistakes, mess up...etc.
When you first come to a city that you don’t know very well, it can be helpful to have a bit of a guide. So I’ve taken it upon myself to check with our local community to see what places are a must see for newcomers to Calgary. This is the café edition, so we’re looking specifically at coffee-shops and cafés. We all know and love the Calf here on campus and love that they offer Starbucks coffee. But sometimes it’s nice to get off campus and that’s where I come in. We’ve got a few that are local to Calgary alone, and a few chain establishments. Check them out below. If you have ideas of one’s to add to the list, please leave a comment and share your wisdom with the rest of us!
Most times, when you move into a dorm room, you have absolutely no idea what to expect and you really aren’t sure what you really need when you move in. That’s why I’m here! Below is my list of essentials.
Hello. (There goes Adelle’s voice in my head…)
Who Am I?
My name is Anna Zipprick and I’m currently a fourth year student here at Ambrose University. I’m working on my Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioural Science, and I’ve chosen to specialize my degree in International Community Development. I have a passion for working with international communities of people from all over the world. Because of that, it’s fairly common for me to be volunteering with an ESL class, or working with refugee/immigrant communities in some capacity in my spare time. My goal is to focus my career on those people, either from a ministry, non-profit, or government agency focus.
So, it’s not a secret that out of the universities in Calgary, Ambrose is one of the smallest. Our student body is growing like crazy, but we’re still just under a thousand students. And some of you may see that reality as a negative thing, because the size of school is often seen as what determines the number of opportunities for students. But, I’m here to tell you not only that a small university is awesome, but also that it really should be preferred. Here’s why: