Seeing as we have reached the halfway point in January, I figured it would be a great time to reflect on some of the things I did last semester… SO HERE IS THE FIRST HALF OF MY TWELVE THINGS OF AWESOME! (It’s like my own personal rendition of the twelve days of Christmas, except not holiday related…)
1) Completed my first road trip: You can read up on the full adventure here! http://questadmissions.com/2013/09/24/my-road-trip-to-quest/
2) Hiked the Chief: One of the first adventures I went on since my arrival at Quest was hiking the Stawamus Chief. This was an incredible hike that has become a real hotspot for the outdoorsy tourist. FUN FACT: The Stawamus Chief is the second largest granite monolith in the world and provides good nesting habitat for the Peregrine Falcon. If you hate falcons and amazing views, I do not recommend making the trek.
3) Caught a salmon with my bare hands: This one is exactly as it sounds. There is a river just off campus where salmon had been spawning upstream. I stalked the area around me, waiting eagerly for my prey to hopefully come within reach. Low and behold Mr. Salmon swam just close enough in front of me to grab him! Surprisingly (but not really) enough, this had been a goal of mine since grade 10.
#11 Thing to accomplish in my lifetime: Catch a salmon with my bare hands or like a bear
4) Witness a man propose by getting Darth Vader to hold up a sign while deep sea diving: Yes. This was a real thing. I saw it with my own eyes… and it was awesome.
5) Studied Quantum Physics: This was an awesome course! If you are currently at Quest or looking to attend, I recommend taking Rob Knop’s, Our Quantum World. Allow me to quote the course description:
“Explore the nature of quantum mechanics, the theory that revolutionized physics in the twentieth century. Quantum physics provides the basis for much of the technology in our everyday lives; it also explains the structure of atoms, and underlies much of the theory of chemistry.”
The pictures I place below may look frightening, but trust me, it makes total sense!
6) Watched Canada’s national soccer team play: Live sporting events of any kind are always a blast! Making the journey to Vancouver over the November block break to watch these talented women represent our country was awesome!
There you have it. Six awesome things I did last semester. Along with these things were a great group of people and a great school to support all of my adventures. Of course there were more than simply six awesome things, but I would hate to spoil the surprise!