No Room For Doubt by Lianne La Havas
I met with one of my professor yesterday to discuss about the future possibilities in the field of International Development. I told him that I’ve been thinking a lot lately since I’m near the end of my undergraduate studies. I’ve finally made the decision that I will try out for a master degree in political science at the university of Montreal. Wait, let me clarify a few things.
With all the credits that’s left for me to complete, I should be able to complete my undergraduate studies this December (2013). The thing is, my grades are not high enough (yet) to be eligible for a master degree in political science at the university of Montreal. With an A-, I can be sure to get a spot there, with a B+, it’s a battle with other candidates. Another thing is, I wasn’t able to do the COOP program that allows me to do many interships (thus more experience) because I had too much credit when I changed/transfered program. Even though we cannot be part of this program, there is still a chance to do an internship abroad for 12 weeks for 6 credits.
In Fall, I’m only going to have 12 credits left to do. So I can’t really do the internship in Fall because I have other credits to complete at the university.
SO! I was talking with the professor and he told me that I could delay my graduation for another semester and apply for an internship abroad for Winter 2014.
Let’s say I do what he suggested me. That means that I still have 6 credits left to complete in Fall (2013). To be a full-time student, you gotta have at least 12 credits. So in this case, I could re-do the classes that I have not done so well and get better grades and put more chances on my side to have higher grades and maybe even reach the A- to be accepted at the university of Montreal. Not only that, I get to at least graduate with experience abroad. So basically, I’m putting more chances on my side for a better future. Thus the title.
The only reason why I don’t want to delay my graduation is because I’ve been thinking for so long that I wanted to travel for the first half year of 2014. I’ve been waiting to graduate for so long too..
I’m thinking about it more seriously now than ever. It’s something I will discuss about with my dad the next time I see him.
(I should see my parents this weekend because they are going to visit me!! I can’t go home because of work.. so yeah..)
I think I just need someone to tell me: “DO IT! DELAY YOUR GRADUATION”. I just need a little push.
In my case, when I’m thinking of working out, it’s not that I think I cannot make it that keeps me from getting off my bed and go out, but it’s actual tiredness. Everytime, I feel so exhausted that I’m like ” I’m too tired to work out “. Well, that’s what I used to say because now it’s different. Now I know that even if I’m tired, if I go out to exercise, then I will come back more energized! I guess it must be because of the adrenaline.. Anyway, it always feels good to work out.
It has been a while since I last did a ” today’s one thing to do “, so here is today’s.
I would want people to describe me as how I really am. Because I can be really quiet, people tend to judge me as a shy person when really I’m as shy as anybody is. Everyone has the feeling of shyness once in a while right? Same for me. Yes, when I don’t talk, it might be because I am shy, but most of the time, it’s simply because I don’t have anything to say. Read - introverted person - here. I think that if I was really shy, there are so many things I would have never done until now. Thankfully, my friends know me well and they do not call me shy. One person did call me this once, and you know what happened next? That person was no more my best friend. Which brings to another fact about myself where I can easily kick people out of my life, no matter how close they were to me ( so I meant “easily” in that way, not as in “you mess with me once and we’re done”). I have lots of patience. I am a hard-worker. … Wait wait wait.. I am getting away from the main topic, not really but just a little. So,
I would want people to describe me as: a quiet person who talks non-stop when she has something interesting to share only. A kind-hearted person with lots of patience. Loves her people. Very open-minded. Attacks by surprise ( some people do not expect that I talk back to them so they tell me all kind of shitty thing until I say this one magical attack sentence that makes them shut their mouth ). Strong young woman with many projects ahead and dreams to conquer.
The list could go on and on, but I think my closest friends already know all that.
I’ve been waking up very early for the past week because I’ve been either working or going to school at 9 every morning. Sometimes, I have school in the morning, and then I run to work right after, or vice versa. Good thing that my workplace is not too far from my school. If it’s not school in the afternoon, it’s other chores like renewing my bus card plan. Now I still have to go buy a new pair of shoes for work before the voucher I’ve been given expires, and I have to go renew my healthcare card too. I hate that living in Ottawa, I have to take the bus to do all of these things. If I was at home, I could have just taken my parents’ car to do all this in less than a few hours. But it is not the case unfortunately.
Anyway, all this keeps me busy, so I fall asleep more easily at night, and earlier too, so I can easily wake up early too. But, everytime I get home in the late afternoon, I always feel like taking a nap, it could be good if only I wasn’t napping for 3 hours. O.O That’s too long, isn’t it?
Oh well, everything will be done soon!
While I grow stronger by learning from my mistakes and being able to not care about what people say in my back, others grow weaker by hating, being jealous, not forgiving, being pretentious, being hypocrite, etc… I think it’s time to MOVE ON. I think that’s one of the keys to happiness.
1- I love eating fish!!
2- I need my Danactive every morning (bottled-drinkable yogurt)
3- When I was little, I wanted to be a designer.
4- I prefer Keroppi over Hello Kitty.
5- It’s been a year that I haven’t driven a car.
6- I don’t like Ottawa.
7- I don’t drink coffee, I prefer tea.
8- I prefer the countryside of Laos, rather than the bigger cities.
9- I prefer Lao/Issan food over western food.
10- I want to be a specialist of Southeast Asia, mainly Laos.
1- My nickname is Lili!
2- I love strawberries and mangos!
3- I like to play basketball, but not watch it.
4- I am taller than the average Asian women.
5- My first language is French.
6- The Simpsons is my all-time favourite cartoon.
7- My favourite brand is Adidas.
8- My favourite manga is One Piece. It makes me want to be a pirate, but in One Piece’s world of course. Not in real life because it’s different.
9- My parents and my brother are my heroes.
10- I like cheese strings.