Looking Forward to Summer

How time flies! Crazy to think that tomorrow is the last day of classes for my junior year. In some ways I feel sad that the year is coming to an end. These past several months have been filled with so many great memories: Bible studies, exciting classes, date nights, new friendships, reuniting with old friends, IM games to watch, a proposal, and laughter. While I know that I will miss all of these great times during the summer, there are also things to be excited for in the coming months:

  1. Rest and Relaxation: Being at college is pretty fun; however, being at college is exhausting. All those nights staying up late studying or hanging out with friends catches up to you. So, it’s wonderful to go home and enjoy some rest, Netflix, or a good book!
  2. Chick-Fil-A: While Michigan is a pretty great place, they don’t have Chick-Fil-A. And, being from Texas, I have a slight addiction to CFA iced tea and nuggets. So, let me tell you, I can’t wait to be home and eating at my favorite place again!
  3. Time with Family: It is true, Hope College is like one big family, but sometimes you just need to go home and see your parents (enjoy mom’s cooking).
  4. Baseball Games: I know that the Rangers aren’t the popular team in Michigan, but, you’ve got to admit, there’s nothing like spending a summer night at the baseball field.
  5. Internship/Research Opportunities: Hope College does a great job of helping students apply for, and accept, internships or research positions. For example, this summer, I have been offered a research position where I will work with one professor to complete a project.
  6. Pets: As I’ve sad, college really is great, but one downfall of college is you can’t take your dog. I love going home and playing with my puppy. She’s always full of energy…sometimes a little too much energy!
  7. Motivation to Come Back: Summer is great, but I know that I get a little bored after a couple weeks. Around July, you’ll be shocked at how excited you are to return to school.

I hope all of you finish out the school year strong! Good luck during exam week! Study hard and once you’re home, enjoy your summer break!

Published by Chelsea Barfield

Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!

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