Finally it came! After what felt like a never-ending week, the weekend has officially arrived. I feel so much better today knowing I get to chill and relax some with my family and enjoy the nice fall weather. I saw the most beautiful sunset last night and this morning’s sunrise was also gorgeous. Sometimes life gets so crazy, and I forget to take time to just slow down, breath, and enjoy the beauty around me. Since this week has been so hectic, I only ran once. I plan on running today and relieving a lot of my stress. In college since students are constantly pulled in so many directions it is so easy to feel weighed down. I have learned it is important to take time to relax and rejuvenate. Admiring the beautiful fall nature here really helps me take a step back and refocus myself. After I write this blog, I plan on running by the lake and through the woods to see all of the leaves changing colors and see the reflection of the trees on the water. I love the feeling of the crisp clean air hitting my face and smelling nature as I run through it. During my runs, I often try to pray and completely clear my mind. It is like my only little therapeutic session. Writing about all of this is getting me even more pumped for my run. Plus, I run the Nashville half marathon in 8 days! I do not think I can wait any longer; I am so excited!

Well I need to head out and run before my parents come. Have a wonderful weekend!


Fall trees on campus

Beautiful Sunset!

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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