It’s easy to list what you want to do. Here’s a challenge: consider what you’ve already accomplished. You might surprise yourself. That is exactly what reverse bucket list is. Try it.
Goodbye Hamilton, Hello London! I’ve worked at McMaster since April 2012. I’ve worked 1 Work/Study job (part-time during school, full-time in the summer), 1 Teaching Assistant position (so much marking!), 4 contracts in Human Resources, and 1 contract with the Student Success Centre. That’s 7 different jobs. In 4.5 years! Does it count as continuity because it was with the same company? …
You might ask “What is a WordPress Child Theme and why do I need one?” They allow you to make changes to a template theme and keep those changes even when the theme gets updated. For example, if you decide to change some PHP or CSS in your template theme’s “header.php” file, you’ll lose all your data with the next update. Unless you use a Child Theme.
I had the privilege of designing and launching the marketing and communications plan for the Water Cooler Gossip blog, a resurrected project made possible by the McMaster University Student Success Centre (SSC). It was a lot of fun. I was responsible for making the communications plan, plotting out goals and objectives, and setting the budget, responsibilities, timelines, and checkpoints.
Now guest blogging is an awesome perk to blogging. Suddenly, your blog can open up to a whole new community of readers. It’s like your blog had a dinner party, where you co-hosted with someone you have always admired and they bring along their group of friends who also turn out to be total keepers. (more…)
I remember my move-in day five years ago (yes, I’m that old)…
It didn’t hit me that I was moving out for good. I was excited, nervous, happy, and sad all at the same time. The entire 3 hour drive from my hometown to McMaster I cried in the back seat of my parents van; filled with boxes, totes, and stuffed animals. Leaving home also meant starting a long-term long distance relationship with my boyfriend. And we’re still together.
One of my favourite carb/veggie combo dishes, this recipe can be adapted to work with various types of meat (I’ve used pork, chicken, and shrimp) and green veggies. I like to use bell peppers, yellow/white onion, celery, and broccoli.
What really makes you happy? Is it when everything in the world seems right, when you’ve got all your ducks in a row? Or maybe you feel happiest when you go back to your roots, surrounding yourself with people, places, and things from your childhood. But if you didn’t have the best childhood, what then?
So I’ve come to the realization that I actually know things that other people don’t. Weird, right? I mean, I know that I know, but how could I know someone else doesn’t know, unless I already know? Well, if they tell me then I will.
So one of my hobbies (don’t ask me why) is taking photos of the graffiti on McMaster University campus. I feel like I’d take photos of other locations too, but when I’m not at home I’m at work/school. Well now it’s just work. But I still call it school. I like to go for walks on my lunch break. It helps me clear my head, exercises my otherwise unmoving legs, and there’s always something new to see at McMaster. (more…)