Midterm Thoughts

It’s the Sunday night before midterm week.

No one feels like getting anything done, but papers are due tomorrow and exams are looming ahead and pre-labs and readings and writing workshops—all the usual work—are piled up on the floor next to where you’re watching your hall mate slide down the stairs penguin style.


Others join in, you add some pillows, laugh until your abs hurt almost as much as if you were the one sliding down the stairs and then back to your text books.

But first you have to watch the video recorded in slo-mo and break out in laughter a bit more.

College is a lot of work, but it isn’t all work and no play.

It can’t be. If it were, we would all be crazier than we already are.

One of the most fun experiences so far this semester has been getting to know the girls on my floor and watching the first year students make this place into their new home. I got to watch them come out of their shells and start being their awesome, crazy selves with the rest of us returning students as they settled into life here at Hope. And together we get to make it through the stress that is this midterm week, the relaxing weekend movie nights, the weekly craft nights, the random study breaks that may or may not be recorded for future reference, and all that comes in between.

Thanks for reading!

Feel free to check out my Instagram (http://@e_delaney333) or Twitter (@HopeErin18) for some thoughts and lots of pictures about life at Hope through my eyes.

Published by 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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