AUS Whistler Retreat etc

It’s been a long time since I’ve put anything up here, owing primarily to my busy schedule but partly due to lack of interesting goings-on in my life. This past long weekend, however, I got to go up to Whistler with the Arts Undergraduate Society for a retreat. Essentially, we went up there to party and get to know each other. After all, we’ll be working together for the next 6 months!

We had a great time, stayed at the UBC AMS Whistler Lodge and had all our meals and transportation covered by the AUS. The food was plentiful and delicious and we even had a scavenger hunt in Whistler Village.

I definitely got to know my fellow AUS councilors a lot better over the weekend and had heaps of fun in the process. We definitely all owe a huge thanks to everyone who helped organize and run the retreat. In particular, AUS President Stephanie Ryan and AUS VP External Avneet Johal for really putting a tonne of effort into the whole thing. Thanks guys!



We got back to Vancouver on Sunday afternoon, and I headed out to Bowen Island a few hours later to meet up with my family. I spent the night with my window open about 20 metres away from the waves crashing on the shore below, then spent today rowing a couple times and eating massive amounts of turkey and veggies at lunch and supper before coming back to Vancouver on the 8pm ferry.

And now it’s time for bed.

Credulous hope replaced by reality

It’s been a busy couple of weeks since my last update. I won’t even try to explain what I’ve been up to, it’s just too much. I’ll put it in point form.

– Orientations, orientations, orientations
– Training, training, training
– Carrying suitcases up 4 flights of stairs for new residents
– Parties, parties, parties
– New friends
– New job
– 5 classes
– Arts Undergrad Society Elections Administrator
– Alma Mater Society councillor
– International Peer Program leader
– Not enough sleep
– Coca Cola daily
– Sadness
– Frustration / Resignation
– Rising stress levels

I need to get on my bike and go for a very, very long ride.