no, I did not fall off the face of the planet

Hello world! It has been forever since I have posted a blog post and I miss it so so much. This year has changed my life in so many drastic and amazing ways, and I cannot wait to share all of my lessons and learnings with you as we catch up over the summer.

I finished my first year of university at MacEwan University about a week ago, and I have just been recovering and preparing for summer since then. I am working at an outdoor adventure summer camp for the next four months, so there has been a lot to gather, pack, and prepare.

After experiencing the best year of my life thus far, moving away from my comfort, my favourite people, and my happy routine will be difficult. However, I am incredibly excited to challenge myself with an all new environment, and all new people for the next third of the year. I cannot wait to be in the mountains and have time to refresh and rejuvenate before my next year of school.

This past semester has brought me close to the best friends that I have ever had, and I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to have met and become so connected with such amazing people. I have learned from them and grown beside them in genuinely life changing ways, and I will miss them so much between now and when we can be reunited.

First semester was a lot of adjusting and learning the ropes, but second semester gave me the opportunity to extend myself to my full potential in both school related and non-school related ways. I was able to finish this semester with straight A’s after a lot of hard work and lots of dedicated time! I can’t wait to challenge myself further in the upcoming years, and have been so inspired by my education this year that I have decided to pursue a Master’s degree in communications and technology once I am finished this degree.

Although I obviously learned so much from each of my classes, this semester also taught me many priceless life lessons that I will forever hold near and dear to me. I apologize for the lack of blog posts, but I strongly believe that the hard work that I put into school and the rich life experiences that I was able to have were exactly what I needed at this point in my life.

I am so excited to start this next chapter, and so look forward to working extra hard on this blog during the summer. Writing in the mountains is one of my favourite pastimes, and I can’t wait to get back into posting on this platform.

Thank you all for being patient with me, and although I’ve said this billions of times already, I can’t wait to share everything that I have learned this year with all of you while I reflect on the best year of my life thus far.

Thanks for reading,

xo,

Emma

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