Hi there! My name is Alice Galea, originating from Bundaberg with a passion for crafts and baking and am currently studying my second year of my Bachelor of Education, Secondary. Since completing high school in 2012, I have undertaken a Gap Year, during which I changed my mind from going to the big smoke of Brisbane to the smaller, much more personable environment offered by the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. Since then, many good times were had throughout my first year.
After moving from my home of 18 years in Bundaberg and knowing absolutely no one other than my sister on college, let alone in Toowoomba, I was required to overcome my shy nature, epic homesickness and remain true to myself as a person, in order to make new friends and survive my first year of uni. I also withstood the new challenges which presented themselves when I studied some third semester subjects back at home!
Some of my favourite events from my first year included a bush dance in o-week, which has thus far been a highlight for my second year. As well as the fun that was had, the added bonus of this event was its assistance to help to adjust to the cold Toowoomba weather for a few hours (for a cold frog, this was great…but then winter came…)! The red frogs’ café crawl soon after was also a highlight in order to get to know a some more college faces, as well as few of the fabulous coffee shops around town, of which the Park House is still a favourite (after all…who can resist their cherry ripe hot chocolates…that’s right people…CHERRY RIPE!!!!!!)! For any first years who are reading this, hopefully they will hold one soon and it is DEFINITELY worth going! 😀
Back on college, the social events of Semi-Formal and Formal were definitely the highlights for me for the year. Seeing the creativity of outfits and the preparation which went into everyone looking their best for each of the nights was lovely to see. 🙂
Thus far, 2015 has been off to a good start on Concannon. I look forward to keeping you up to date with all of the goings on here and hope that my blogs are insightful. Catch you next time!