Making This Semester Worth It

When we, students of Hope, return from Spring Break, there’s a limited amount of time left in the semester. It’s simply crazy. There are 5 weeks of class left, followed by exam week, which means there are 6 weeks to make the semester count. As long as 6 weeks may look, time just flies after Spring Break. It’s a crazy phenomenon. Pretty soon, there will be a new freshman class coming in, I’ll be a senior, and the rest is history. But really, let’s make the rest of the semester worth it.

There are going to be so many events happening between now and summer vacation! Fellow blogger Kathryn Krieger mentioned some of these events on her recent blog post. Read that here! These events, such as SAC’s Spring Fling is the grandest of them all. It’s definitely a great way to finish off the school year strong! Another awesome event coming up is The Really Big Talented Show. It is hosted by SAC, and features some of Hope College’s best talents. You should probably go to SAC’s Facebook Page to learn more! And last but not least, ADMITTED STUDENTS DAY! This day is so awesome because accepted freshmen an those who have committed get a taste of what a day at Hope looks like. I know most of you have gotten tours and all, but here, you’ll meet key players, get stuff situated for your freshman year, and your student bloggers will be there! WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU! Ok, so other than these events, there’s so much more in making the semester last.

6 weeks is adequate time to improve your grades. Take the time to meet with your professors, invest some extra time in homework and studying, meet with your peers, and before you know it, your grade will go up before the end of the semester. Take advantage of these last 6 weeks; they matter!

The weather is slowly but surely clearing up. Another great way to take advantage of this semester is by investing some time outside. Whether that’s running, just laying in the Pine Grove, or playing frisbee, use this time to de-stress while getting some sun. It’s been an unrelenting winter, and we’ve been inside. LET’S GO OUTSIDE and enjoy what is underneath all of the snow! Trust me, the last weeks of school are stressful, so get rid of the stress!  Plus, it’s healthy to get some vitamin D!

Make a countdown. Yeah, this is always a great motivator for me. This makes my work so worthwhile, because I know if I finish those little things, I’m one step closer to the larger things! Whether your countdown is simply for summer vacation, or some grand trip, find purpose in the rest of your semester and make your work worthwhile!

I just wanted to share some of my thoughts with you all. To those attending Admitted Students Day, I can’t wait to meet you. I’m am so stoked for the Class of 2018!!

Published by Marvin Solberg

Greetings! My name is Marvin Solberg and my hometown is Traverse City, Michigan. I am a Hope College senior studying nursing, and aspire to obtain my Ph.D. in nursing research with the ultimate goal of becoming a professor. At Hope College, I am involved in Student Activities Committee (SAC), Student Blogging at Admissions, Ballet and Hip-Hop Club, Hope College Immersion Trips, and I am a nursing teaching assistant (TA)! I love God, my family, and friends. There's truly no place like Hope College; I call it my home away from home!

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