I recently graduated from the University of Toronto with an HBSc, which is unfortunately a useless degree. I applied to a couple dental schools last year, and was interviewed at one, but was waitlisted for admission. So I'm preparing for the shameful year to come. While I have some plans (ie. take the MCAT so I can pursue medical admission as well, and actually apply to a decent amount of schools this time), I predict that I'll have a substantial amount of free time on my hands. I will be taking a couple courses at a neighbouring university for ***** and giggles, possibly doing some research at my old lab, and keep my positions in a few extracurricular activities at school, but beyond that, I'm unsure of what to do. While I'm not averse to traveling or going-off-to-find-yourself type adventures, I'd like to keep my budget rather low this coming year. I suppose what I'm really asking is, what sorts of volunteer activities or hobbies do you guys engage in that you find really boosts your happiness or quality of life? Any part-time jobs you've held that you found particularly enjoyable or helpful? Great community service experiences? I suppose for once I'm not going to have a consistent school/work commitment (besides perhaps part-time research) and I'm a bit lost as to what to do. Medical/dental school admissions are stressful enough and I'd like to keep my head relatively clear as soon as my MCAT is done. Any advice is appreciated.