As of Monday, Hope’s campus has come back to life.
The snow has melted, students are studying in the Pine Grove on blankets or in hammocks suspended between trees, frisbees are flying, and students have said good bye to winter parkas and hello to shorts and t-shirts.
While the outdoors are pleasant and inviting with its 60-degree weather and sunshine, the demands of this time of spring semester can be pretty stressful and all kinds of busy.
This week alone, my calendar is filled with a couple meetings and four different interviews for an assignment for my Writing for Media class that is due next week. And and every student could tell you about assignments that are soon due, exams to study for, speeches and presentations to prepare, plus trying to figure out scheduling and making appointments with advisors to prepare for next fall.
It’s a busy time of year.
It’s also this time of year, when life feels a little extra chaotic, that I tend to recognize all the little things that make the day to day rush a little easier. From professors responding quickly to emails and friends willing to study with you to encouraging words from advisors and the weather making it easier to want to go outside to get to your next stop for the day.
Even though this kind of busy is stressful at times, overall it’s a good kind of busy. And through it all I just try to remind myself to recognize the little things and enjoy this last stretch before spring break.
Good luck in your last stretch before spring break and thanks for reading!