New School, New opportunities
Today marks my first day as a Grad student (YAY) I've been a student in post secondary since I was 18. It started with a diploma, then a double major and minor, and now I'm on the doorstep of being done with this grad program. I've always fancied myself a keener student, and activist on campus when it comes to producing safe environments for students with food allergies. But when I got to my new school and new city I was overwhelmed with the protocols already in place at the school. Signs, information and even a dietary pamphlet readily available for you to read. I was so happy! When I think back to my first year and experience at a post secondary school and the effort I had to put into making the cafeteria and what not a safe place, it was exhausting and met with a lot of resentment and refusal to change. Now however, I feel relieved and so grateful to those who pioneered the way for me. Which made me incredibly proud of the work I had done at previous schools.
You never know who you'll affect or how. Making small changes can affect people in the biggest way. You'll never know if you don't take a chance and see who cares about your messages or goals. So go out there and start a club, or food awareness area at your school. Teach your friends about food allergies, and auto injectors, and see the change you want to happen.
So As Miss Frizzle says, "Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!"