Humans of UTM

First Year – Psychology + First Year – Psychology

“What’s your favourite thing about her?”

“I guess it’s the way that she carries out her day-to-day living. It’s kind of motivating and kind of helps me idealize what I would like to do with myself.”

“I like that he really loves animals. He’s really nice to our fish.”

“So it’s like your mutual pet?”

“He’s our baby. His name is Wally.” [laughs]

Singleness is NOT an Epidemic

Kimberly Johnson

Last year, I got into the show How I Met Your Mother. The show is basically a story about a guy, named Ted, who sits his kids down to tell them the “long story” of how he and their mother met. I’ve been binge-watching the past eight seasons, and I’ve totally misjudged the level of awesomeness that the cast and the writers are on. The way they tie things together throughout the seasons is mind bogglingly brilliant. I’ve realized something about Ted though. I think Ted had to go through the journey that he went through to get to a place where he was mature enough to be in the kind of relationship that he and the mother have.

I bring them up in a post like this because I’ve learned something from that show, and it’s something I was told years ago, but never really listened to.  It’s this:

“Everything has a season.”

My parents used to say that to me all the time, and it’s something I seem to find true.  I firmly believe that everything happens when it needs to happen, and wasting time worrying about something (or someone) not being in our lives does nothing for us but cause unnecessary stress.  There is a time to be single, and there is a time to be in a relationship, and while neither option is entirely perfect, both are important parts of our lives that co-exist, on some level, for some reason.

I am so sick and tired of seeing people feel bad about their singleness (this goes for me too). I can’t count the number of times when I’ve had the following conversation,

“Are you single?”

*Sighs and shrugs/sags shoulders*


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Humans of UTM

First Year, CCIT and First Year, Commerce, Accounting

“What’s a particular moment with her that you’ll always remember?”

“Oh my gosh, we have so many moments! We had Soc[iology] moments… so many. We had Skype moments, Beyonce moments…”

“There’s so many.”

“Way too many. But [what’s] one that stood out most to you?”

“I think it was the Darrel [moment].” [both laugh]

The Little Things


University life in today’s day and age is known to be way more stressful than when our parents and grandparents were completing their education. The peer pressure, the level of competition, and the risk of unemployment, have reached new heights and has placed a lot of unnecessary strain on university students. In trying to escape the hellish workload, we hunt through our imaginations for a grand escape, or a de-stressor that could help lighten our loads. One crucial point that’s often overlooked though, is that life’s biggest pleasures can be found in some of the littlest things. There’s no need to pile on the stress while trying to find ways to cool off because the answer is sitting at the tips of our noses…


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