So I said that I was going to be MIA for last week because of my University's Orientation Week and I SURVIVED! again...ahaha. This was my fourth UTM Frosh week and slowly but surely I have moved my way up. Four years ago I attended Frosh as an eager first year, the next two years I was a Frosh Leader and this year I was part of the Logistics Committee that helps make everything run smoothly! And next year ;) well you will just have to wait and see!
I must say being on committee for Frosh gives you a different view of Frosh and it is definitely what I expected. You do get to enjoy the fun stuff but there are lots of behind the scenes tasks to be done that no one really ever mentions. I started to look into committee back in June and came to (almost) every meeting and really understood exactly how much work is put into Frosh on an annual basis. That is NOT an easy job and is not for the faint of heart aha.
As the weeks passed and Frosh week was looming we had our Final Leader training and we got our party on with another campus (Scarborough). Everyone was super stoked for Frosh week to come and I was so impressed with all of our new leaders, they brought their A-game 24/7 and really blew my socks off with how loud they were as a whole (because if you know me you know, there are very few people louder than myself when it comes to screaming/cheering/making noise...there may only be one person and I'm dating him. We are the worlds loudest couple I assure you).
The long weekend came and went and we were jumping right into Frosh, we had an early start to sign ins on the Monday signing in just over half of the Froshies. We increased our numbers to an all-time high of 1,200 which is mind-blowing! When I was a Froshie I don't think we had more than 800 kids sign up, so 400 more students in 4 years and it's going to continue to grow.
Our theme was Apocalypse and Mother Nature did not disappoint, during our first day into a day against the elements. MAN did it pour that day, there was torrential rain and I was lucky enough to have to run through it all and I was SOAKED. Actually, soaked isn't even the best word for it. Then the weather warmed up and was not killer which was a nice change, I usually get burnt as hell during Frosh and I'm happy to say that was not the case this year. Our parade day was being threatened with rain but it actually held off until about 1-2am which was awesome.
As for the events of the week, most of them were the same as previous years, carnival, talent & hypnotist shows, fundraising, Mediaeval Times, parade & clubbing. I performed the long awaited Caribbean dance that I was suppose to perform back in March before my injury took me out of the show and it was a total success. Everyone LOVED it and we were lucky enough to actually close the show so we brought all of our energy and our costumes were on point. I have to wait for photos but as soon as the photos from the week are uploaded online I will do another blog post on them.
My knees were a really big concern for me all of last week but somehow they lasted (thank God) but I think after all the abuse I hurled at them that I should get them checked out again (eeeekkk)! My newest knee brace/tensor actually broke during the week so I have to go out tonight and replace it. I really need the warm weather to stick around so I can continue to wear shorts/dresses because I can't fit my tensors underneath jeans *cries* so I'm hoping the pains subside in a few weeks.
Anywho I can't think of much else I want to add right now so I'm going to go home, kick my feet up and perhaps edit a video or two ;)