Winter Break in Vancouver
Winter Break for me was a time of mostly relaxation. That being said, I did manage to be productive in some respects! I worked on polishing my resume and applying for a couple internships during the summer. USC’s ConnectSC Jobs and Internships online system was a very useful tool searching and applying for jobs. With new listings specifically targeting USC students posted weekly, the process of finding an internship for the summer will be much less stressful. Other than that, I used my time to catch up with old friends and spend time with my family. Going back home to Vancouver, Canada was particularly exciting for me since I hadn’t been there in almost a year. Vancouver is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, something I really took for granted when I lived there before moving to LA. If you’re looking for vacation destinations, I would highly recommend it!
Though I wasn’t somewhere exotic and warm like many of my peers at USC were over the break, I did have fun in the snow! Just an hour drive away from Vancouver is Whistler, one of the worlds premier mountain resorts and home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. Whistler is where a spent a weekend after New Years with a group of old high school friends We rented a cabin together and would ski/snowboard during the day and enjoy the vibrant nightlife in the evenings.
In addition to relaxing in my time of leisure, I also managed to kick-start my exercise and fitness regimen over winter break. Working out regularly was a habit I sometimes broke in the fall semester due to a chaotic class schedule and extra curricular commitments. Getting back into a rhythm felt great and I’ve managed to continue my daily commitment to exercise upon my return to school for the spring semester.
To all my readers, I hope you had a great winter break as well and I wish you all the best in the New Year!
Till next time!