Back at Waterloo, my classmates and I had to uproot our lives every four months due to the co-op system. We didn’t know what city we’d be in because we had to land an internship first. While it was fun initially, eventually it got exhausting. Every move meant habits, environment, and communities needed to adapt as well. By the time I hit my senior year, I became more efficient at adapting to new environments. Still, I yearned for stability.
This constant change, on top of an already demanding curriculum, is one reason why I and many friends burned out while studying at Waterloo.
This stability is an aspect of life after graduation that I’m really enjoying. The stability of knowing where I’m living and working a year from now, I don’t have any plans on moving or changing jobs any time soon.