My 2011 Summer Adventures

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Blog, Inspiration | One Comment

Came across a list of things that I did last summer, when I was sifting through my old stuff. Some of the really cool things that I did for the Summer of 2011 – One of the best summers of my life!

1. Interned at Desire2Learn as a Product Designer in the User Experience team. Worked on 6 awesome projects, one of the projects, an accessibility focused Color Picker tool was even featured in a magazine

2. Donated blood for the first time

3. Sponsored a child via World Vision. Received a hand written letter from my Sponsee. Isn’t he awesome?

4. Attended 2 conferences
a. CUTC – Canadian Undegraduate technology Conference: This was the first real conference I had attended in my life. This quite important because, it eventually led me to join TEDxUW

b. SHEN – Spiritual conference: Surprisingly a very interesting conference where I learned a great deal about spirituality

5. Hiked in Tobermory, swam in 8 degrees water and canoed in Wiarton, Tubed in elora and chilled in sauble beach and fought in a real life war simulation

6. Ran 10km twice. My previous best run distance was 8 km, so I was really psyched about this milestone

7. Read five novels, two non fiction and wrote four blog posts

8. Chilled and vacationed in Florida with 20+ family and friends. My first time in the United States and one of the most intense vacations of my life

9. Ranked number 3 in  Desire2Learn’s ping pong company ladder. One of the things that I really loved about Desire2Learn!

10. Inspired 3 people. One of the reasons I started this blog was to inspire people and was really glad to hear from folks who read my blog and started doing awesome stuff themselves

11. Finally, the one that I was most excited and proud about – Joining TEDxUW as the Marketing Director, to bring the first ever TED like conference to the University of Waterloo

That’s my Summer of 2011, Imagine 2012!

1 Comment

  1. Maria Moura
    May 31, 2012

    wanted to thank you for this great read!! i am definitely enjoying every little bit of it i have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.


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