Hey blogUT readers!
I just wanted to introduce myself to all of you guys before I actually make my way up to U of T and start officially posting about my adventures and mishaps as a first year. My name is Alison and I was born in downtown Toronto, which could explain my affinity for U of T. However, I’ve been living in the US of A for the past 12 years (specifically McKinney, Texas). I guess you could call me a half-Ontarian and a half-Texan. Hmm, maybe I’m a Texarian? Or an Ontarixan? Since I’ve spent so much time in Texas, a ‘y’all’ might slip out of my mouth from time to time and I definitely call those fizzy beverages sodas, not pops. It’ll be a big transition moving from the suburbs to a big city, but I’m super excited to be back in Canada (as you can hopefully tell from my thumbs up picture)!
I’m entering the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and will be living in residence at Morrison Hall. I spent my summer lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons in the insane Texas heat (let me tell you, 37 degree heat is hot, hot, hot!). Here are some fun facts that’ll allow you to learn a bit more about me!
I cannot stand ketchup, but I love tomatoes and ketchup chips (odd right?!?), I’ve never been to a hockey game (hopefully that’ll change once I get to Toronto), and my Mom attended U of T when she was pregnant with me (so it was pretty much destiny that I also become a U of T student). So even though I’m pretty sure it doesn’t count since I was a fetus, I’ve been to U of T lectures and a final exam before!
So, the purpose of this post was to introduce myself to the world of blogUT and U of T! I fell in love with U of T when I visited in March and can’t wait to set foot on the campus and meet all you other U of T-ers. And I’m really looking forward to chronicling my freshman year through blogUT! Some other posts will be coming soon and hopefully those will be a little more informative about university life then this one. I hope you feel free to introduce yourself through blogUT, or if you ever see me around! I’m sure I’ll be looking overwhelmed – it is my first year, after all