To Study, Or Not to Study?

To Study, Or Not to Study? Holland, Michigan is so absolutely beautiful, so I constantly feel tempted to explore the outdoors and play in the current beautiful weather. Last Saturday, my friends and I were studying at Starbucks, when suddenly I received the urge to play in the water at the beach. I asked my friends if we should be on top of our game and keep studying, or if we should close our books and head for the beach. We all agreed to jump right in the car and change into our swimsuits. We drove back to campus with the windows rolled down and blasted the music.  Here are some of the common activities we do at the beach:

  • Lay out and catch some rays
  • Walk along the water
  • Play frisbee in the lake
  • Jump off the pier
  • Play beach volleyball
  • Read for fun
  • Make sandcastles

Whenever you arrive at State Park, you have to park far away so you do not have to pay for parking. However, the walk is definitely worth it.

I absolutely love Lake Michigan and its beaches. I think this picture needs to be on a postcard or something. Holland is full of beauty, and I think every Hope student enjoys visiting its beaches.

I am glad I ended up taking a study break to enjoy the wonderful beach. It is super important to enjoy the nice weather while we still have it. Hopefully I will be able to make another trip to the beach sometime this week. I’ll keep you posted =]

Until next time,


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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