Twas the weeks after Reading Break…

…and all through my mind, long nights and lack of time, I was sure in a bind!

HOLY MOLY! It has been awhile since I last blogged to all of you but let me tell you, I sure have some advice right now!

As I am sure most of you are aware, in university we do not have March Break because our schooling ends in April!  BUT we do have a Reading Week in February which is exactly like a March Break. Though it is called Reading Week, I can tell you right now I did absolutely NO reading or work during it….HUGE MISTAKE!

The last 3 weeks, which started right after Reading Week have been CRAZY! And why you may ask? Because I didn’t do anything over the Reading Week except relax and hang out with friends. Now don’t get me wrong! It is very important to find the time to relax and keep up with your social life because otherwise your sanity goes out the window BUT a word of advice…1 entire week of relaxing and socializing is too much time to dedicate to it especially when you have 8 major assignments due over the 3 weeks following the reading break. The first week back I had approximately 18 hours of sleep from Sunday night till Friday morning…I literally felt like a zombie all week!

Lesson learned….Reading Week is called Reading  Week for a reason!


About Meghan

Hello! My name is Meghan and I am attending Brock University in my fourth year of the Concurrent Education BA/BEd I/S program with a major in Drama and second teachable in English. During my first year at Brock I was able to be part of Brock Musical Theatre’s production of RENT. This experience led me out of my shell right from the beginning of my first year, and allowed me to grow into the Brock community. I was able to see how important it is to branch out and get involved which is why the last 2 years I was a Residence Don and now this year I am a Head Resident in order to ensure that our incoming first years get the best experience possible at Brock! A piece of advice: When you choose a school, you are going there for your academics, BUT, your social and extra-curricular life are just as important in order to be a well-rounded student. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Don’t let the feeling of "only being in first year" or "having too much work to do" stop you from getting involved because this is the time to do it. This is the time to use 'both sides of the brain' in order to be that well-rounded person. When you find something you love, something that brings out the best in you, don’t find excuses to not do it. Let it be your outlet. Let it the thing you go to or do when you’re feeling overwhelmed because in the long run, it will keep you happy, confident and sane!

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