Spring Break Happenings

Nothing.

Haha, I’m just kidding. I thought I was funny there for a second. Anyways, yes, Hope College is on spring break! Very very very exciting for all students around. Why? A break from all of the school work! Although I may not be in sunny paradise enjoying the beach or sand, I am in Holland getting ahead on my school work and preparing for the rest of the semester. Because when we do come back, there are only 26 days of class left. Holy cow, that is not that much at all. OOOOOOO I am getting so pumped as I type this!! Ok, kept it together Marv. So another countdown reminder for myself here. I only have 48 days until Europe! Eeeeeek, I cannot contain my excitement.

This spring break hasn’t been really “spring,” but it has been break for sure. When we got out last Thursday, I stayed in my apartment because I had some last minute work to do. I left for home Friday afternoon, after the Michigan v. Illinois basketball game of course. Let me tell you, that was one close game. Good thing Michigan won! So, I drove home, and as I continued to climb north, the temperature kept going down, and the amount of snow I saw kept increasing. Go figure. By the time I arrived at my house, it was literally 39 degrees, and when I left Holland 2.5 hours ago, it was 55. #notimpressed.

Well, I decided to only stay home for the weekend because I had a lot of work I wanted to tackle, and it is so hard for me to focus on my work at home. I end up doing nothing. But Hope’s library is open from 9a-6p, so it is absolutely perfect. Anyways, at home, I merely relaxed and did nothing because I deserved it. My weekend was full of basketball. I could not complain at all. I returned to Hope Sunday evening, just in time to watch my favorite TV show, Revenge. After, I headed to sleep.

Since Monday, I’ve been doing school related work. Doing homework due the week we get back from break, and work due throughout various times in the semester. People may call me insane, but it’s for my benefit!! I will have a smooth rest of my semester, and can look forward to Europe! My spring break hasn’t been really eventful compared to my friend’s, but I’m okay with that.

But, there are some exciting things that did happen during my week of break! Yesterday, it was warm enough to run outside. YES! So of course, I took advantage of this weather, because it can literally change at any minute.

I ran throughout downtown Holland and to Kollen Park!
I ran throughout downtown Holland and to Kollen Park!

I thought it would be a good idea to start running to get back into that groove. I can tell you for sure that compared to this past fall, my running stamina has decreased a little bit. Time to incorporate running back to my life! Another exciting thing is that Foster The People came out with a new album! I was super stoked because their last album, “Torches,” came out in 2011, so they were due. It’s on Spotify and iTunes. I already bought it. It’s super good, and highly recommend you listen and download it! Last but not least, I figured out my schedule for my fall semester of my senior year. CRAZY! But what’s more crazy is that for the first half of the semester, I only have class on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! How is that even possible!? I definitely got lucky, because that does NOT happen to nursing majors! I am super excited to say the least!!

There you have it! That is what is happening so far. If you don’t already, make sure you follow me on Twitter at @HopeMarvin15! Otherwise, have a great night and rest of your week!

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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