Dear Life: November 28, 2012

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Dear “Terrified First Year” and “Stressed and Depressed”,
I recommend that any student currently struggling with either academic or personal concerns to please get in touch with their program advisor, Counselling Services (x2338), or Learning Services (x2220) to discuss their options. Laurier’s main phone number is 519-884-0710.
Sincerely,
A concerned staff member

Dear Life,
Thank you to whoever found my phone on the floor in SBE and left it safe with Tim Horton’s instead of keeping it. Nice to see there are still decent people in the world!
Sincerely,
A very grateful Golden Hawk

Dear Tim Horton’s workers
Every time I go to the Science Building Tim Hortons the women working there are always so cheery and polite, regardless if the line they have to serve is almost out the building. You’re all awesome, and Laurier appreciates your dedication to our favourite legal drug: coffee!
Sincerely,
Lover of Timmy’s

Dear Forever Thirsty
I agree with you, Laurier needs to fix the water stations. I feel like our sustainability mission is going to hell because of the increased amount of waterbottles used. PLEASE FIX THEM LAURIER
Sincerely,
IT MAKES ME WANNA BUY WATERBOTTLES

Dear Life,
Steps for PDA on campus
1) Find secluded location with little traffic
2) BE AS QUIET AS POSSIBLE
3) Don’t get caught!
Sincerely,
Not sure if slurping soup or each other’s faces.

Dear For you to notice me,
People notice you when you talk to them.
Sincerely,
“Entire Team is Babies”

Dear Losing Hope in Humanity
Loveity love love love!!!! There is good out there if you look!!!
Sincerely,
Be the first to smile and see what happens!

Dear Terrified First Year
There is nothing wrong with you!! Trust me, we are all freaking out here and trying to figure out this roller coaster life here. Just breathe and do what you gotta do…get help if you need it… and don’t stress, it doesn’t help! :)
Sincerely,
I’m old and I dont know what I’m doing either

Dear “Stressed and Depressed”
Chin up lovely! As long as you love yourself, you will bever be lonely! Do something that make you happy, I know school/money/work/life is stressful and scary, but take time out of each day and do something for you, get a hobby, take a walk, read something you like, chat with a counsellor (they really can help) And don’t forget, 7 billion people on this planet…. cheer up! :)
Sincerely,
Life is good if you want it to be

Dear Team President,
Just because you don’t drink, doesn’t mean the rest of us shouldn’t. 8am practice on a Saturday morning? Do you realize that we’re all university students and that you can’t control the actions of anyone of legal drinking age. Getting mad that we’re hungover at practice is your own damn fault. You made it on a Saturday morning. Also, perhaps when you’re trying to run a team, you should know a thing or two about the sport. Thanks for running us straight into the ground.
Sincerely,
The Entire Hungover Team

Dear Life,
This Dear Life is not about the library, WLU compliments or WLUSU.
Sincerely,
You’re welcome

Dear idiot who thinks she knows everything,
You lost that argument ages ago and every word you say only serves to make you look like an ass. It’s time to shut up.
Sincerely,
Go politically correct yourself

Dear Stressed and Depressed,
University can be a lonely place despite being around people all the time. I will tell you that it does get better. It starts with positive thinking and a plan of action to find the things in life that make you truly happy, and focus on them! If you ever need someone to talk to, Peer Help Line is here for you. 519-884-7337 or 1-866-281-7337. You don’t need to go through it alone so call PHL if you ever need someone to talk to :)
Sincerely,
PHL LOVE

Dear Terrified first year,
Now in fourth year, I can tell you that I have been exactly where you are and you can do it! You are not alone. You may have your struggles along the way but you will pull through. Use your professors as a resource, talk to your Don or find support in counselling services. We are all here to support you! That is what Laurier is all about. :)
Sincerely,
Been in your shoes

Dear Life,
To the people who only have one day of school or one exam: I don’t want to hear about it. Obviously you’re an arts student.
Sincerely,
A real university student

Dear Life,
I know that it gets crowded on the bus sometimes, but if I wanted to get straddled, I’d go to a strip club!
Sincerely,
I don’t have any dollar bills

Dear puck bunnies,
Have you seen our Varsity Hockey Team? Babes on babes on babes.
Sincerely,
Rally the Troops

Dear boy that I have a crush on,
I love you. Bang me.
Sincerely,
I’m (not-so-secretly) Stalking You

Dear Phil’s,
Why do you even have those stripper poles if I’m not allowed to rage on them?
Sincerely,
Tossed more than a salad

Dear Life,
To “I’m a bit bipolar about these issues” and “Hate to burst your ’bubble”, I am forever grateful for you standing up for me because believe me when I say, it’s hard having to read this shit when all you’re trying to do is make a difference for everyone, not just a select group of people. So thank you. Over and over again! To “It’s called being HUMBLE, you guys should try it sometime”, accepting compliments with grace is different than being cocky about yourself openly. Nobody is fishing for compliments here. People are giving them to others because they feel like it and want to brighten up someone’s day. I know that may be a hard concept to understand but I hope you see the beauty in it at some point. To “Grow a Pair”, just FYI “Dear Life” is also anonymous. Let’s meet and you can then share your thoughts to me in person the same way you give compliments to others, complimentswlu@gmail.com.
Sincerely,
WLU Compliments

Dear for you to notice me,
People notice you when you talk to them.
Sincerely,
“Entire team is babies”

Dear life,
Stop still my beating heart, snow has blessed us with its presence once more. In those clouds produced was love given physical form, only to float down and lift up my spirit. When I walked through the wind and the white, I got excited. While everyone ducked away from the frost, my heart was soaring. As long as it keeps up I’m jubilant; there’s nothing else I could ask for. My life is complete.
Sincerely,
My feelings are snowballing

Dear Life,
“If everyone says you’re doing it right, you’re doing it wrong.” Thank you to those who stood up for me, your support hasn’t gone unnoticed!
Sincerely,
WLU Compliments

Dear Life,
“The idea that the degree certifies the candidate completed a task that required some effort, can at least string a sentence together and has some sort of educated background.”-The Cord
Sincerely,
Contradiction in point?

Dear Life,
Alas, poor Yorick!… Where be your gibes now, your gambols, your songs, your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the university on a roar?
Sincerely,
Wilfrid Shakespeare

Dear Life,
I want to thank Fashion ’n’ Motion for being in the top 3 in Canada for their sponsorship competition so this broke student could see Skyfall for free! It was so nice to witness such selfless, passionate Laurier volunteers at work all for charity!
Sincerely,
Maybe I should take up dancing

Dear Life,
In the midst of essay and final preparation, I am reflecting on the true value of my university career thus far. I fully appreciate learning what exactly my tolerance is (though sometimes I seem to forget), I value the closed minded nature of some of my supposedly educated professors — as they provide infinite possible tweets and my abilities to write an essay, text, tweet, Facebook and Skype all at the same time has improved vastly. I am extremely proud of these wonderful proficiencies, and am thankful every day for being a Laurier Golden Hawk.
Sincerely,
What is writing my sixth essay about Marxism really going to accomplish?

Dear Tall Guy With Glasses,
Why won’t you text me back? I don’t bite.
Sincerely,
Not trying to take your V-card

 

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