this past weekend was spent at the DECA Ontario Provincials Competition.
and can i say, what an experience.
it may have only been 3 days but it was some of the best days of this year so far. i got to spend these three days competing in something i’m becoming more passionate about, enjoying the Toronto atmosphere through day AND night, and bonding with new and old friends through it all.
whether it was the night spent talking to our teacher until 1 am, the extensive amount of sushi eaten, the random trip to Staples, or the countless trips to Freshly Squeezed and Tim Hortons, i wouldn’t have had it any other way. there were of course both ups and downs throughout the competition. some emotional, some silly (cough cough, to the boys that came back five minutes after curfew, cough cough). but if anything, it was the downs that helped me appreciated the ups that i was able to encounter. i’m grateful for it all. yes, even the curfew-breakers. (it was meant to happen.) 😀
but besides that, i’m so proud of my DECA chapter. i congratulate not only the two amazing individuals that won awards, but everyone else too. even the ones that didn’t make it to provincials. we all make our chapter the great thing it is. and i’m so so happy to be a part of it. i’m honoured that i am able to be part of the memories made in DECA and at provincials this year, and i thank my chapter members – my friends – for being a part of mine.
this was the first of hopefully two more. so here’s to more experiences, inside jokes, awards, and much more.
come at me, DECA 2018. i’m ready.