Last-Minute Adventures

As the year comes to a close and we are soaking up as much of each other’s presence as possible before we scatter for the summer, we have found that there is always time for some last-minute adventures.

On Friday SAC hosted Spring Fling. The Pine Grove was filled with inflatable-everything-imaginable, music, a photo booth, food and more food, but most of all it was filled with joyful energy. Hope College came out of their dorms, out of the library, out of the muted life of winter, and filled the Pine Grove. People were laughing, dancing, racing through an inflatable obstacle course, zip lining, trying to hold heir own against a mechanical bull, hammocking, and just being present with each other. It was a lovely time to be a part of.

Saturday night Van Vleck took a trip to Tunnel Park to catch the sunset and take a step back to relax with each other before finals week. Though a bit chilly, it was a beautiful sunset with some beautiful people. It was also my first time watching a Lake Michigan sunset and I was very happy to experience such a wonderful sight as one of these last minute adventures before going back to Pennsylvania for the summer.

Finally, on Monday, I biked over to the Windmill Island Gardens with my friend Ashley and my camera. We walked around the island, took lots a pictures, and marveled at the tulips beginning to bloom and the fact that spring has sprung and summer is already practically here. It’s crazy to think that just over eight months ago I didn’t know Ashley existed, but now we are best friends and thinking how weird it is going to be to not see each other everyday for the next four months.

College is funny like that. The caliber of the relationships you form are like none other and the time you get to spend with those amazing people seems like forever while, at the same time, it feels like it’s just flying by. Makes me conscious of being thankful for these last-minute adventures.

Thanks for reading!
~Erin

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Erin Hoolahan

Hi! My name is Erin Hoolahan and I am a Sophomore at Hope College. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh) and intend to double major in Classics and either English or Communications during my time here at Hope. I love to bake, play guitar and am involved in Ultimate Frisbee and Silent Praise. I am extremely excited about sharing my insights on life at Hope! Thanks for reading. :)

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