Pancakes; comfort for the stressed

Hey everyone!

This week kept me very busy and I felt weighed down by classes. Spanish dominated my life this week with a test, literary analysis paper, readings, and an oral exam. The most I slept this week was 5.5 hours. I definitely feel tired, but as always coffee has pulled through for me.

This week also required some decision-making. Registration for classes next semester begins on Monday, and since I do not yet know my major, I have some major planning and praying to do. Currently, I plan to minor in Spanish and Leadership, but still need to choose a major. I am contemplating putting together a composite major…. In all honestly, I am not sure what career I want to pursue, but I plan on taking 2 psychology courses, a Spanish class, and a communication class for the spring semester. My academic advisor helped me pick out some courses and recommended different professors. One of my favorite things about Hope is the professors here. They truly care about me and invest their time and energy in me. I have not had a professor here who I did not like. I feel comfortable talking with them about academic concerns and personal problems. I met with my advisor this week since it has been so crazy for me.

Amongst the stress and craziness this week, I still squeezed in a little room for fun. On Sunday night after the gathering, a group of us went to IHOP for all you can pancakes and competed in a pancake-eating contest amongst each other. I am proud to say I won the competition after consuming 18 pumpkin pancakes! I felt so sick afterwards, but I didn’t have to pay for my meal and walked away with bragging rights.

Even though this week has been rather stressful; I still have enjoyed it. However, I am more than ready for the weekend. My parents are coming to visit tomorrow for family weekend. Words cannot describe how happy I am to see them! We are going to do some shopping together and of course eat some yummy meals in downtown. Well I need to finish up some homework for tomorrow. Have an awesome weekend!


The group at IHOP

Empty plate after my 18th pumpkin pancake!

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Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]

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